Queen Elizabeth Wears Gloves At Investiture, Royal Watchers Call It 'sensible Precaution'

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The Queen was seen wearing long gloves during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on March 3

Written By Vishal Tiwari | Mumbai | Updated On:
Queen Elizabeth

The Queen of England was seen wearing gloves during a ceremony at the Buckingham Palace on March 3. According to reports, the Queen wore the gloves as a precautionary measure against the deadly coronavirus that has affected as many as 60 countries so far. Although, the Buckingham Palace has declined to confirm that it was because of coronavirus, however, many experts say that it was indeed a precaution from the deadly disease. 

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According to reports and past photographs of Queen at investitures, the long pair of gloves seems to be a new addition to the 93-year-old monarch's accessories collection. Royal watchers are calling it a 'sensible move' by the staff as the Queen is just weeks away from her 94th birthday. But as per reports, an official from the palace has said that the Queen often wears black or white gloves when she meets public or is on a royal visit. 

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Coronavirus outbreak

There are currently 51 cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom as of March 4 of which 12 cases have been reported recently. So far, no loss of life from coronavirus have been reported from England, but the country remains on high risk until further notice. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday held a press conference where he talked about the United Kingdom's preparedness to battle the virus. 

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The new coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has claimed more than 3,100 lives across the globe and has infected over 92,000 people since December 2019. According to reports, at least 175 people have died outside mainland China, which makes it the worst disease outbreak in the 21st century. Iran and Italy have reported the most number of deaths outside China due to COVID-19. The virus originated from a seafood market in Wuhan city, where animals were being traded illegally. Hubei province in China has been most affected by the contagious disease, which is also the epicentre of the virus. 

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Image Credit: Twitter/@RoyalFamily
 

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