Queen Elizabeth II chose to wear a pair of white gloves during an investiture ceremony that took place at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. According to local media reports, this is the first time that the queen has worn gloves during an occasion of this nature since 1952 – and in 54 she used the same accessory to arm knight Claude Pelly, of the British Air Force. Although the royal palace has not confirmed whether the decision was related to Covid-19, it is possible that it has a prophylactic character. Just this morning, a spokesman for the Casa Real told the Express: “We are following the government's advice” in relation to the coronavirus.
According to a spokesman for the Casa Real, in statements to the Subway, "It is not uncommon for the Queen to wear gloves during public events". Indeed, the queen usually wears white or black gloves when in contact with the public or receiving visitors. The gloves used this Tuesday, however, are much longer than the others, writes the same newspaper. Moreover, in ceremonies of this nature, they are usually left out of the look.
“The queen does not wear gloves on endowments, but it is a precaution. There are about six weeks left to turn 94, an age at which you are susceptible to a virus of this kind, ”explained Joe Little, an expert in the royal family, adding:“ The other alternative would be to cancel the investiture, but the Queen is a 'business monarch as always' ”.
Investigations are carried out in the palace's ballroom, where more than 60 distinguished people and their guests are received. During the ceremony, the Queen greets each of the honorees, as did veteran Harry Billinge and actress Wendy Craig, shaking hands.