The Queen is ‘carrying on as normal’ after a Balmoral staffer tested Covid-positive

The Queen arrives at Manchester Victoria

Queen Elizabeth only wore a mask maybe three times during the pandemic. She wandered around maskless for much of 2020 and 2021. She forced her ill, 99-year-old husband to travel to Scotland last year for no reason. She was forced into a “bubble” in Windsor and it doesn’t even sound like she adhered to bubble rules. Now that Liz is laughing it up in Balmoral with her favorite son Prince Andrew, why would anyone expect her to change her loosey-goosey lockdown vibe now? Apparently, a Balmoral staffer tested positive for Covid and few changes were made by the royals:

The Queen is carrying on with her Balmoral holiday after a staff member at the Scottish estate tested positive for coronavirus. The double-jabbed monarch, 95, will remain at her private castle in Aberdeenshire as planned and the employee was sent home on Saturday following a PCR test.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘We have procedures in place should a member of any team get Covid.’

The monarch, who once described the virus as a ‘plague’ sweeping the planet, has a castle-full of relatives including Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mozzi, and Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children are expected to arrive later this month.

Sources insisted that all the staff at Balmoral are tested for Covid daily and that after the employee came up as positive on Saturday, they were sent home and the staff canteen and bar were shut.

They told the Sun that workers have been told to wear facemasks and to socially distance, but that the royals themselves are ‘pretty much carrying on as they were’ before the positive test. However, the Queen and her family missed Sunday’s church service on the Scottish estate – with insiders suggesting they may have done so while they wait for the results of their Covid PCR tests.

Under government guidance, people in England and Northern Ireland who have had two Covid vaccine doses will no longer have to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone who has tested positive. Instead of undergoing 10 days of house-arrest, they are now advised to take a PCR test – though this is not compulsory. They are also advised to wear facemasks in enclosed spaces and to limit contact with others, particularly the clinically vulnerable. However, if they test positive for Covid, they will be legally required to self-isolate.

‘Courtiers mooted the idea of staff putting the family’s meals on a buffet table with the royals then helping themselves,’ the source said. ‘But the Queen has decided food will continue being served by servants and the family will still go out shooting stag and having picnics on the estate. Although Her Majesty is 95 and has been double jabbed, the feeling is she still has to be careful yet she’s determined to carry on as normal. She does not want to overreact.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I wondered why there weren’t any church-ride photos on Sunday, and this answers those questions. I thought that perhaps the Queen skipped church because of the Andrew situation, and not wanting to be seen in the car with him. But no, this makes more sense. They were all being tested. And instead of just being cautious for a few days and wearing masks and trying to ensure that the staffers are protected too, the Queen was just like “carry on, do the same things as before!” Sure, she’s vaccinated. But is everyone else, including staff?

The Queen And Prince William attend the ceremony of the Keys in Edinburgh

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    Safety measures be damned! The Queen and her family must be served by her servants.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      God knows those serving trays and plates are HEAVY! You can’t expect those poor, pampered sausages to do their own lifting!! My GOD! It’s enough they have to move the forks to their own mouths!!! FFS….😬

    • Jennifer says:

      As if they’d know how to get their own food?

  2. SurvivalIsTheGame says:

    First the virus is rebalancing the the proportion of the voting population towards Democrats in the US, now it’s possible it might be taking down the aristocracy in the UK. Makes you think really.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Is it “rebalancing” voting parties? No. It’s not. R voters are still surviving. And D voters are still falling to it. It does not level the voting field. It kills indiscriminately. Nothing is leveled.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      While the virus might be more virulent, due to lack of vaccinating, in the red, southern states, the GQP are gerrymandering and suppressing voting rights in the blue states to try and steal every election here on in. They don’t care that their own are being decimated by illness and death.

  3. Emma says:

    The fact that this rape and sex trafficking apologist wears black gloves and a patent leather black purse and no doubt black short chunky heels with her bright blue outfit and dyed giant bright blue feather is just the cherry on top. It is SO bad! From Dior to Angela Kelly, ugh.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Well, of course the Queen has to go on her picnics!!!! How dare anyone suggest otherwise?!?!?!

  5. SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

    Hope they’re still feeding the staff, with the canteen shut.

    • Over it says:

      They are just staff, they don’t need food. Make sure those servants carry on serving their masters the queen and her family. Jfc, these people are god awful. Not like I want the staff to suffer but how I wish that they was a staff outbreak of COVID and then they all had to go home and the Betty and her family had to cook, clean and do they own laundry for the rest of the summer. Let’s see how long they decide to keep visiting her. Lol

  6. Valerie says:

    Of course she is.

  7. aquarius64 says:

    I can see the Windsors getting tested. Balmoral is potentially a super spreader site. The Windsor recklessness has put the succession at risk.

  8. Jmj says:

    They try to make it sound like it’s a noble thing, British stiff upper lip and all. But that is not what this is. It’s a queen who refuses to sacrifice anything for the safety of her country. It’s not noble. It’s not worthy of an ounce of praise.

  9. Jasper says:

    The Mask of the Red Death, anyone?