The Queen has left London for Windsor Castle amid the coronavirus pandemic

The Queen has left London for Windsor Castle, accompanied by her dogs, as she socially distances herself amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, 19th March 2020, 12:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 12:44 pm

The 93-year-old, casually dressed in a cardigan and a navy padded gilet, was driven away from Buckingham Palace.

One of the Queen's dorgis - she has two named Candy and Vulcan - could be seen next to her as they both looked out of the car window.

The Queen is moving to the sanctuary of her historic Berkshire home a week earlier than she normally would at this time of year, and is expected to remain there beyond the Easter period.

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Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace, London, for Windsor Castle to socially distance herself amid the coronavirus pandemic.

She carried out official duties the day before her planned departure, but held her weekly audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the phone rather than face-to-face as usual.

Her Wednesday audience with the PM will, for the foreseeable future, take place via the telephone.