A Buckingham Palace source said that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth had canceled a planned lunch with the family ahead of Christmas.
“The family lunch before Christmas will not take place,” the source said.
He added: “The decision is a precaution given that there is a feeling that holding the banquet may spoil the Christmas arrangements for many.”
The health condition of the Queen, who has ruled for nearly 70 years, has caused concern since her doctors advised her on the 20th of October to take a rest, and she spent a night in hospital for “initial” tests, the nature of which was not determined.
It has since significantly reduced its activities and canceled its participation in COP26, which was held in Scotland. Most of her meetings are held via video.
The British government currently recommends remote work, and several Christmas parties held by companies or organizations at the end of the year were canceled, angering restaurant owners.
And the United Kingdom, which is facing a surge of infections with the Covid-19 epidemic as a result of the spread of the mutant Omicron, announced yesterday, Wednesday, that 78,610 injuries were recorded within 24 hours, which is a precedent since the outbreak of the epidemic in 2020, according to official figures.
Faced with a “massive wave” of infections with the new variant of the rapidly spreading coronavirus, in the words of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the British government has launched a booster vaccination campaign on an unprecedented scale with the goal of giving an extra dose to all adults by the end of December.
As of Wednesday, 45% of the population had received a third dose, while 81.5% of the population over 12 years of age had received the first two doses.