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Queen Elizabeth has her first royal engagement in months, but she doesn’t wear a mask

The 94-year-old monarch was joined by her nephew, Prince William, on a visit to the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down, in southwest England. Neither wore face coverings, although they adhered to social distancing guidelines.

The UK government recommends wearing a face cover indoors where “social distancing can be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you don’t normally meet”.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, visited the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down Science Park near Salisbury in southern England.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen decided not to wear a mask after consulting with her doctors and scientists at the Porton Down military research facility, which provides life support for the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Specific advice on this visit was sought from the medical family and stakeholders,” added a real source.

The monarch, who spent the national blockade at Windsor Castle with her husband, Prince Philip, performed her official duties online, including attending a virtual portrait presentation and holding a video call with members of the military.
The royal family was directly affected by the pandemic in March, when Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and heir to the British throne, tested positive for the coronavirus. Charles, 71, completed his solitary confinement in Scotland.
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Prince Charles’s office said at the time it was not known how he caught the virus due to his busy schedule of public events.

Britain is currently struggling with a spike in Covid-19 cases. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday imposed a three-tier Covid Alert system across England to try to stop the spread of the virus by implementing localized restrictions in some cities in the north and in the capital London.

In England, face coverings are mandatory in most indoor settings, including visitor attractions and entertainment venues, and in pubs and restaurants, unless you are sitting down to eat and drink.

According to the government, people in England should wear a headdress before entering such environments, “unless there is a reasonable excuse to remove it.”

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