Published On: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020

Queen Elizabeth shares RARE picture from weekly Boris meeting via phone amid coronavirus | Royal | News

The Royal Family Twitter account posted a picture of the Queen and Mr Johnson speaking on the telephone to each other. This shows the monarch in a room adorned with ornaments, including a china corgi. The image is accompanied with the tweet: “The Queen held her weekly Audience with the Prime Minister today by telephone. Her Majesty – pictured this evening at Windsor Castle – has held a weekly Audience with her Prime Minister throughout her reign.”

The Queen also held her weekly audience with Mr Johnson by telephone last week.

She regularly holds an audience with the Prime Minister in the evening following Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons every Wednesday.

But this can vary if either person is away ion official duties.

The weekly call between the Queen and the Prime Minister came hours after it was confirmed Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus. 

This means the day of their weekly audience will either be changed or they will speak on the telephone.

The coronavirus outbreak spreading throughout the country means members of the Royal Family now hold more meetings by telephone as opposed to in person.

Prince William is one of a number of royals to have participated in telephone meetings or video conferences over the past couple of days.

The call between the Queen and the Prime Minister came hours after Clarence House said Prince Charles had tested positive for coronavirus.

A spokesman said the 71-year-old is displaying “mild symptoms” of the virus but is in good health as he self-isolates at Birkhall in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Charles’ wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, who is also at Birkhall, has tested negative for coronavirus, and is separating herself from her husband.

The couple were tested by the NHS in Aberdeenshire on Monday, with Clarence House insisting “they met the criteria required for testing”.

This is a breaking story. More to follow.

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