EFE – Queen Elizabeth II, who contracted covid-19, has canceled the virtual events scheduled for Tuesday because she still has “mild symptoms” similar to a “cold”, according to a spokesman for Buckingham Palace.
The source said in a brief statement that the 95-year-old sovereign will continue to perform “light duties” during the day, but gave no further details.
The British Royal House has hinted that the rest of the events scheduled for this week will remain on the agenda or not depending on the evolution of Elizabeth’s health.
Buckingham Palace confirmed last Sunday the positive for covid of the monarch, ten days after it was announced that her son Charles, the crown prince, was also infected after having been with the queen.
Local media speculated this week that Elizabeth II could be treated with antiviral drugs recently approved by health regulators to combat the virus, although there has not yet been official confirmation in this regard.
The sovereign’s recovery will be closely monitored ahead of three public events that Elizabeth “hopes to attend” next month, including a diplomatic reception at Windsor Castle next week.
Sources quoted by the Daily Mail – without revealing their identity – anticipate that the Queen will attend some of the “important” events marking her 70th year on the British throne – Jubilee – next June, but not all of them.