The British monarch broke the bubble that from the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic kept her away from everything, herself and the Duke of Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth’s first outing after confinement was to the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory facility at Porton Down.
For seven months, Queen Elizabeth II left Buckingham Palace and confined herself with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, to Windsor Castle. The British monarch delegated part of the official commitments to her children and grandson, however, it seems that the queen got tired of confinement and returned with everything to her work at the head of the crown.
Queen Elizabeth’s outing after confinement
The queen came to the laboratory for her visit with her grandson, Prince William. Although none wore a mask as a protection measure against covid-19, it was known that Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge arrived separately (the queen by helicopter and William by car) they have also kept their distance at all times.
The British press reported that the 48 people who have contacted Elizabeth II and the Duke underwent a prior test to verify that there was no risk of contagion.
The queen wore a pink Stewart Parvin coat and a matching Rachel Trevor Morgan hat. As an additional detail, she wore a gold and ruby brooch that her husband gave her in 1966.
The last time the sovereign was seen in a public act was when on March 9, when she joined other members of the royal family to commemorate Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey, in London.