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Queen Elizabeth carries out first royal engagement in months without wearing a mask

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British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II carried out her first public engagement since Britain’s Coronavirus lockdown in March, as she stepped out on Thursday October 14, without a face mask despite the UK’s Covid-19 social distancing rules.

The UK government advises people to wear a face covering in indoor places where “social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.”


The 94-year-old UK leader, was joined by her grandson Prince William (who was also maskless) on a visit to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, southwest England. 

They adhered to social distancing guidelines though.

94 year old Queen Elizabeth carries out first royal engagement in months without wearing a mask (photos)

Buckingham Palace said that the Queen decided not to wear a mask after consulting her own doctors at the Porton Down military research facility, which is providing vital support to the United Kingdom’s Covid-19 pandemic response. 
 

94 year old Queen Elizabeth carries out first royal engagement in months without wearing a mask (photos)

The monarch, who spent the national lockdown at Windsor Castle with her husband, Prince Philip, has been carrying out her official duties online .

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