Queen joins Prince Charles, William, Kate and royal family after 9 months for first outing since Covid-19 outbreak

The 94-year-old was seen with Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles, Camila, Edward and Sophie, and Princess Anne

Queen joins Prince Charles, William, Kate and royal family after 9 months for first outing since Covid-19 outbreak
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After the outbreak of the coronavirus at the start of 2020, Queen Elizabeth moved from her official residence in London to Windsor on March 19. However, on December 8, she reunited with her family after nine months for their first public outing together. The 94-year-old was seen with Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles, Camila, Edward and Sophie, and Princess Anne.

As per The Sun, the Queen was in good health wearing a vibrant red coat, same color hat, and black gloves. She was also seen carrying a Launer handbag. The Cambridges joined the monarch after deboarding their train following a 1,250-mile tour of England, Scotland and Wales. Kate was seen donning a dark green coat with faux fur neckline for the royal get-together. Reports said that the family gathered in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle to thank local volunteers and key workers.

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All of the royal members followed social distancing. The Queen was seen standing on the Equerry's entrance’s steps in the castle's quadrangle while others stood side by side maintaining a safe distance. During the gathering, the Regent Hall Band of the Salvation Army, who are from London's Oxford Street, played Christmas carols. Four small decorated Christmas trees were also placed on two each side of the steps.

It was also said that during the December 8 night event, the family will have a meeting with Commissioners Anthony and Gillian Cotterill the Territorial leaders of The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The Majesty will probably show her gratitude towards the Band and The Salvation Army for the work they are doing for others during the Covid-19 and over Christmas. Besides, several local volunteers and key workers from Berkshire organizations and charities - who will be volunteering or working to help others over the Christmas period - will be welcomed by the other members of the royal family.

Before joining the Queen, Kate and William were on a whirlwind tour of Britain to thank keyworkers for their work amid the public health crisis. The pair went to Scotland and Wales. They also visited towns in England including Bath. However, Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething took a subtle dig at the couple and their tour as he said, “I'd rather that no-one was having unnecessary visits. People have views about the monarchy. But their visit isn't an excuse for people to say they are confused about what they are being asked to do."

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Gething’s comments came after Nicola Sturgeon said the couple could be breaching restrictions related to the pandemic, while a No 10 spokesman stated, “The PM is delighted to see the warm reception the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have received on their hugely valuable train tour of England, Scotland and Wales. The tour will be a welcome morale boost to frontline workers who have done so much during the pandemic."

Meanwhile, it has been said that for the first time in 33 years, the Queen will ditch her usual family Christmas at Sandringham, and instead, she will spend time with Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. This year’s Christmas will be the first one since 1987 that will be celebrated away from Sandringham.

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