News | Entertainment
2 Jul 2020 17:46
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Queen Elizabeth II’s closest servants are working three-week shifts in rotation in order to keep the monarch safe from coronavirus

    The 94-year-old royal is keeping her 24 closest staff members close by amid the global health crisis, to ensure she and her husband Prince Philip, 98, are not at risk of picking up the potentially-deadly virus


    According to The Sun newspaper, the 24 staff have been split into two teams of 12, who work with the royal family for three weeks, before having three weeks off whilst the next team takes over.

    During their three weeks off, the staff are allowed to spend two weeks at home with their families, before they must quarantine for a week, where they are also tested for coronavirus - which is also known as COVID-19 - before they return to work for the next three weeks.

    A source told the publication: “No chances can be taken with the Queen and the Duke’s health, so it’s totally understandable.

    “But the fact this move has been taken indicates there will be no change soon.

    “The Queen will clearly be in lockdown for many months.

    “It’s hard to see when it will be deemed safe for her to venture out again.”

    Members of the royal family have been sheltering away from public events for nine weeks due to the pandemic - which has claimed the lives of almost 37,000 people in the UK and over 348,000 worldwide - and its thought the royals could continue to self-isolate long after the rest of the UK resumes operating as normal.

    Meanwhile, the monarch appeared in a rare address to the nation in March when the UK’s lockdown began, where she promised "better days would return”.

    She said at the time: "While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed - and that success will belong to every one of us. We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     02 Jul: Dr. Dre’s wife Nicole Young has filed for divorce
     02 Jul: Cirque du Soleil has filed for bankruptcy
     02 Jul: Blac Chyna will have to pay more than $58,000 to her former landlord
     02 Jul: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, want to see an end to “online hate speech”
     02 Jul: Mackenzie Davis wants to star in more comedy movies - but she's not sure if she's suited to the genre
     02 Jul: Katharine McPhee has thanked David Foster for "loving" and "inspiring" her as the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary
     02 Jul: Kate Ferdinand feels "so useless" when she's not around her stepchildren due to her "terrible" pregnancy migraines
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Forward Leivaha Pulu is the first Warriors player to return home from their NRL vigil in Australia after his pregnant wife was involved in a car accident More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Wigan is the latest English football league club to enter administration. It probably won't be the last More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Dr. Dre’s wife Nicole Young has filed for divorce 17:27

    Rugby League:
    A battle of the heavyweights tonight in the NRL 17:27

    International:
    Coronavirus affects the blood vessels as well as the lungs. Understanding this may be key to treating it 17:17

    Entertainment:
    Cirque du Soleil has filed for bankruptcy 16:57

    Basketball:
    Tall Blacks icon Mika Vukona will remain sidelined for a further period in the National basketball League after suffering stomach pains 16:57

    Entertainment:
    Blac Chyna will have to pay more than $58,000 to her former landlord 16:27

    Law and Order:
    Police have uncovered an AK-47 and a submachine gun during a meth lab bust on Auckland's North Shore today 16:17

    Entertainment:
    Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, want to see an end to “online hate speech” 15:57

    Rugby:
    Forward Leivaha Pulu is the first Warriors player to return home from their NRL vigil in Australia after his pregnant wife was involved in a car accident 15:57

    Business:
    Wigan is the latest English football league club to enter administration. It probably won't be the last 15:47


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd