Prince Charles' Tour Officially Postponed Due To Coronavirus
Followers of the news know that the world has been adversely impacted by the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to the cancelation of school and large public gatherings, it was revealed earlier this week that Cannes Film Festival, political rallies including those of Trump, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders, and more, were all postponed.
The spread of COVID-19 even has the royal family running scared. Entertainment Tonight revealed earlier today that Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will not be going to their scheduled spring royal tour. On Tuesday, the 71-year-old was supposed to go to Bosnia alongside his partner, Camilla.
Additionally, they were scheduled to travel to Jordan and Cyprus in what was supposed to be an eight-day-tour. However, today, on Friday, Clarence House revealed it would no longer go down as previously planned.
Clarence House, in a statement to the aforementioned publication, claimed that the British Government had chosen to postpone the trip for now. Additionally, officials from the Buckingham Palace also announced they'd be adjusting Queen Elizabeth's schedule.
Earlier this week, it was also reported that the royal family was refusing to shake hands of public officials at events. Clearly, the royal family is taking the necessary precautions for thwarting the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
While at the event, royal family members chose to bow rather than shake hands. Sources claim Prince Charles could be heard saying that it was "just so hard" to remember not to shake hands, especially considering how long he has been doing it.
This past week, Prince Williams, Charles' son, joked that he figured everyone would think they were dying. As it was noted above, cancelations have persisted across the world since the COVID-19 virus spread from China to the rest of the world.
Many of the largest festivals around the world, and many in the United States, called off performances due to bans on groups of 250-500 people or more. The state of New York recently announced a ban on groups of 500+ people, as did a few other states.