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Queen rushed away from Buckingham Palace amid coronavirus fears

Queen rushed away from Buckingham Palace amid coronavirus fears

The Queen has reportedly been rushed away to Windsor Castle after crisis talks took place regarding COVID-19.

The meeting was held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday.

While the 93-year-old is considered to be in excellent health, her team reportedly felt it would be best if she was moved to avoid any risk.

“The Palace hosts a constant stream of visitors including politicians and dignitaries from around the world,” the source told The Sun.

Staff are panicked, according to the royal insider, by the extraordinary event taking place.

Around 500 staff work at Buckingham Palace, and just 100 in Windsor while barely a handful are in Sandringham.

“She is weeks away from her 94th birthday and advisers believe it is best to get her out of harm’s way,” the source explained.

“Buckingham Palace is in the middle of London and also has a bigger staff than other estates so is deemed a much more dangerous location.

“There have been no specific scares or positive tests there yet but no one wants to take any chances.”

Upcoming events are on the brink of being postponed or cancelled, including Palace garden parties.  More than 30,000 guests are invited to attend in May and June.

Three cases have been confirmed in the country so far.

Currently the death toll sits at 21 with more than 1,100 confirmed cases across the United Kingdom.

Strict measures are predicted to be enforced over the coming weeks.