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Queen Elizabeth goes for barehanded handshake amid coronavirus panic

She’s received a stiff higher respiratory system.

Even at 93 years previous, Queen Elizabeth II isn’t too frightened concerning the unfold of coronavirus. The matriarch went gloveless for a handshake with Professor Mark Compton at Buckingham Palace amid worldwide panic regarding COVID-19.

Wednesday, Compton, the Lord Prior of the Order of St. John, introduced Her Majesty with the Order’s first-ever Service Medal in Gold earlier than a small group of press and onlookers. Donning a pink and crimson color-block costume, layered pearls, matching earrings and patent leather-based block heels, the Queen beamed as she accepted the distinction, shaking the professor’s hand out of respect and gratitude.

Final week, nevertheless, the Queen wore gloves throughout an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Relating to the virus, the world’s fourth-longest-serving monarch is set to guide by instance by “protecting calm and carrying on” till there’s “compelling recommendation on the contrary,” a senior royal supply informed The Every day Mail. 

“It’s thought that if the Queen or different senior members of the Royal Household have been to self-isolate or change their plans it’d spark panic within the common inhabitants.”

One other supply added, “The Queen didn’t change her schedule through the swine flu outbreak and has by no means modified her schedule after terrorist assaults. It’s enterprise as regular.”

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