How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted the British Royal Family

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted people across the globe in an unprecedented way. The virus continues to spread rapidly worldwide — the current count is 541,200 cases and 24,700 deaths globally as of March 27 — and even the British royal family hasn’t been exempt from its effect. Wednesday’s news that Prince Charles has contracted COVID-19 was the latest update in how the pandemic has impacted the monarchy. The royal family began making changes to their daily schedules in early March as COVID-19 became a more serious public health crisis. Queen Elizabeth II, for one, left Buckingham Palace for Windsor Castle a week earlier than she initially planned for the Easter holiday. She is now said to be staying at the castle with the ailing Prince Philip well beyond the Easter holiday. Read More: How the Coronavirus Is Impacting Fashion, Beauty and Retail The youngest royals, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have also been impacted by COVID-19, as their school has shut down, like many others have been globally. In the U.K., there are over 11,000 COVID-19 cases and there have been about 578 deaths, as of March 27. Here, WWD breaks down the ways the royal family has reacted to and been impacted by

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