Given the Queen and Prince Philip’s ages, they are in a high risk category if they contract the virus. And with the UK’s coronavirus death rate doubling over night, The Sun reports that Palace staffers decided it was best to remove her from Buckinham Palace.
A royal source told The Sun: 'She is in good health but it was thought best to move her. A lot of her staff are a bit panicky over coronavirus.
'The Queen has met a lot of people there until recently. But she is weeks away from her 94th birthday and advisers believe it is best to get her out of harm’s way.'
The move comes days after it was announced that the monarch would be cancelling upcoming events.
A spokesman for the Queen said: 'As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, changes are being made to The Queen's diary commitments in the coming weeks.
'In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, Her Majesty's forthcoming visits to Cheshire and Camden will be rescheduled.
'Audiences will continue as usual. Other events will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with the appropriate advice.'