As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage globally, health officials and experts have called for wearing masks in an effort to limit the spread of the new virus.
While the UK has only just begun a second national lock, a prominent citizen has yet to wear a mask in public.
According to Robert Lacey, author of “Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult”, Queen Elizabeth II has never been photographed wearing a mask during the pandemic.
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In a work published by Vanity Fair, Lacey – who is also a history consultant for the popular Netflix series “The Crown”; – points out that the 94-year-old monarch’s family members, including Prince Charles and Prince William, have all been masked “since the onset of the coronavirus crisis to set an example for the public.”
“The Queen’s thoughts on the matter remain a mystery,” Lacey wrote before declaring: “The closest anyone can explain why Elizabeth II should not just ignore it, but seem to impose. using government guidelines is because she wants to show Britain a beautiful picture and the unmasked time ahead. “
Pointing out that Buckingham Palace has yet to confirm such a hypothesis, he added: “Your Majesty is waiting for hope.”
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The Queen has not been seen in public for almost a month, last seen on October 15 at Porton Down, again without a mask.
Per Lacey, who has written about the British royal family for 40 years and previously worked at the royal archives, the Palace explains that 48 individuals who are set up to come into contact with the king for the day have been checked. COVID-19 before meeting. with her.
However, next weekend will provide opportunities for the Queen to wear a mask: Memorial Day on Sunday, November 8.
A holiday commemorates those who have sacrificed themselves to protect the UK
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“So on Sunday we will inevitably see His Majesty honoring their sacrifice by wearing the mask that has become a symbol of our nation’s determination to defeat the evil enemy and This cunning? ” Lacey suggested.
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He added: “She will also be standing by several other royal members at the COVID modified ceremony, and on this national occasion we can expect that they all will also wear masks. mine?”