Queen Elizabeth II Makes Bold Moves In First Public Event Since Coronavirus Pandemic Started And Rare Joint Appearance With Prince William

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Queen Elizabeth II had not been seen in public since the month of March when many countries around the globe went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. She had spent most of her time working remotely and never left royal grounds.

Things changed on Thursday when Her Majesty, accompanied by Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, visited the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory, near Salisbury.

The rare joint appearance with her grandson was meaningful on many levels. First, as COVID-19 continues to spread across Europe, the Queen opted not to wear a mask at the age of 94.

It sends a strong message; she is not ready to bow down in front of the virus. Moreover, according to reports, the Queen was getting tired of being isolated and was eager to get back to work and project the “soft power” of the British monarchy.

Second, after months of rumors about abdication, Queen Elizabeth made a joint appearance with Prince William, something that had not occurred since 2017. For some experts, Prince William has seen his portfolio grow exponentially in the monarchy in recent months.

He is being given more responsibilities. This is enough for some observers to conclude that Her Majesty might be grooming her grandchild to replace her when and if she decides to retire.

Third, the two royals met with experts who played a huge role in helping an ex-Russian spy and his daughter, who were poisoned by a nerve agent in 2018. This incident had epic international repercussions at the time.

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Today, The Duke of Cambridge accompanied The Queen on her first public engagement since March. They visited the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down to open the new Energetics Analysis Centre – a state-of-the-art building dedicated to scientific research and analysis to protect the UK against terrorist and criminal threats relating to explosives. • The Queen and The Duke of Cambridge view a demonstration of a Forensic Explosives Investigation and meet staff employed in Counter Terrorism and Security. • They also met those providing scientific advice and support in the Covid-19 pandemic. • The Queen and The Duke of Cambridge also met members of the military who were directly involved in the Novichok incident. In recognition of their work The Duke presented the Firmin Sword of Peace to representatives of 102 Logistic Brigade. • All the people involved were tested for Coronavirus before the visit. The Queen consulted her doctor, everyone is self-distancing and they're under a marquee (there's constant fresh air). • #PrinceWilliam #TheDukeOfCambridge #TheQueen #QueenElizabeth #Royal #BritishRoyalFamily

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This is definitely a queen who intends to play her part to the fullest, including foreign policy. They also met with scientists involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prince William recently addressed how the coronavirus pandemic changed a lot of things globally. He shared: “I can’t talk about coronavirus without mentioning about how many people sadly lost their lives and how terrible and sad that all is. But I think the tiny little ray of light, if, if there’s any ray of light from this, is that it allows us to take stock and to refocus our priorities.”

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YAAY! SO good to see them together! 😍 Today The Duke of Cambridge joined Her Majesty The Queen to visit the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (@dstlmod), and formally open the new Energetics Analysis Centre. This is the first public engagement of The Queen since lockdown (since 7 months). At Porton Down @dstlmod The Queen and The Duke of Cambridge met members of the military who were directly involved in the Novichok incident. In recognition of their work The Duke presented the Firmin Sword of Peace to representatives of 102 Logistic Brigade. For all those asking why the Queen isn’t wearing a mask, all 48 people meeting her today had tested negative for Covid. Staff at Porton Down have been closely involved in the UK response to Covid-19 so do have a bit of experience in this area. • • Follow my Backup Account @cambridges_videos 💛 • #New#RoyalFamily#New#Queen#PrinceWilliam#DukeofCambridge#KateMiddleton#DuchessofCambridge#PrinceGeorge#PrincessCharlotte#PrinceLouis#HerMajesty#QueenElizabeth#PrinceofWales#DuchessofCornwall#DukeofEdinburgh#PrincePhilip#PrincessAnne#PrincessRoyal#PrinceHarry#MeghanMarkle#RoyalFamily#cambridgesvideos by @cambridgesvideos

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He continued: “I’ve been really heartened by what I’ve been hearing from other people and how they’ve started to appreciate nature and experience it, and see all the things that they never thought they would.”

Fans of the royal family were happy to see the Queen, and they find that she looks radiant. Although many of them think she should have worn a mask, they applauded her for rewarding Prince William with a major appearance.

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