Royal Family will be speaking to their medical team on a ‘daily’ basis during the coronavirus pandemic as several members including the Queen, 93, are ‘at risk’, former Buckingham Palace doctor claims
- Dr Anna Hemming spent seven years as resident doctor at Buckingham Palace
- Added Queen, 93, needs to be ‘mindful’ when it comes to attracting large groups
- Said footmen and housekeepers will have put precautionary measures in place
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The Royal Family ‘will be talking daily with their medical team’ amid the coronavirus pandemic, a former Royal doctor has claimed.
Dr Anna Hemming, from The Cranley Clinic, who spent seven years as resident in-house doctor at Buckingham Palace, has revealed how the virus will be impacting The Firm – including the Queen, 93, and Prince Philip, 98.
‘Clearly, members of the Royal Family are in high risk groups – not just over 70 but over 90 years old too,’ she said in an interview with Tatler.
‘I believe the family will be talking daily with their medical team and taking all reasonable precautions, particularly for the Duke of Edinburgh who we are all aware is the most fragile member of the Royal Family.’
Dr Anna Hemming, who spent seven years as resident in-house doctor at Buckingham Palace, claimed the royals ‘will be talking daily with their medical team’ amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour on June 13, 2015 in London
Pictured, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh laugh during a ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade for the President of Mexico and First Lady on the first of a three-day state visit to Britain
Buckingham Palace (pictured) is empty of visitors as the Coronavirus outbreak spreads across the nation
Dr Hemming, who served as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps, went on to say the royals will be following the recommended advice like the rest of the public.
‘This includes isolating if they’re feeling unwell with a temperature or cough and if someone in the household is unwell too,’ she explained.
The former in-house doctor also warned that Her Majesty, who usually attracts huge crowds, should be ‘mindful’ of how many people gather at any one time.
And added that those who live within the palaces – including the footmen and housekeepers – will have already put precautionary measures in place to self-isolate and prevent any further infection if any of them should develop symptoms.
The Queen assured Brits the Royal Family is ready to ‘play its part’ in beating the deadly disease in a message released on Thursday
The expert’s advice comes hour after the Queen assured the nation that the Royal Family is ready to ‘play its part’ in beating the deadly disease.
Her message paid tribute to medical practitioners, scientists and the emergency and public services who are fighting the pandemic, and stressed we all have a ‘vitally important part to play as individuals.’
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are self-isolating in Canada, as Meghan confides in friends that Harry feels ‘helpless’ and is ‘concerned’ about the Queen and his father Prince Charles catching coronavirus, a close friend exclusively told DailyMail.com.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly self-isolating in Canada. Pictured, at the Commonwealth Day Service last week