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    that's the 567th time she's been pregnant with #4 according to the rags.
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    I'm much more interested in learning everything I need to know about Covid-19 from New Idea's resident pandemic expert/psychic.
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    Queen will address the nation on coronavirus crisis from Windsor Castle at 8pm on Sunday


    • Expectation has been growing about when Queen would make public statement
    • Royal aides have been speaking to Downing Street for a fortnight about address
    • Sunday will mark only the fourth special address of the monarch's 68-year reign
    • Her Majesty gave her last speech in 2002 on the eve of her mother's funeral

    By REBECCA ENGLISH, ROYAL EDITOR, FOR THE DAILY MAIL and MARK DUELL FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 14:12, 3 April 2020 | UPDATED: 19:21, 3 April 2020


    The Queen will address the nation in a special televised broadcast about the coronavirus outbreak from Windsor Castle which will air this Sunday at 8pm.
    Buckingham Palace said the broadcast to 'the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth' by the 93-year-old monarch has already been recorded.
    Expectation has been growing about when the head of state would make a public statement about the unprecedented events that have put the country into lockdown.
    It will mark only the fourth time the Queen has addressed the nation during her 68-year reign, following the Gulf War, the death of Diana and when the Queen Mother passed away.
    It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is 'feeling better' after suffering from coronavirus but will remain in self-isolation until his temperature drops.
    Meanwhile the Department of Health confirmed 684 more people have died in hospital after testing positive for the virus, bringing the total UK deaths to 3,605.

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    The Queen speaks to Prime Minister Boris Johnson from Windsor Castle on March 25 last week

    And royal aides have been speaking to Downing Street for a fortnight about Her Majesty giving a morale-boosting television address to the UK amid the pandemic.
    Sources had stressed last week the country was at the start of a very long and difficult process and that the timing of the address 'needs to be right'.
    As well as on television and radio, The Queen's address this weekend will be shown on the royal social media channels, including @RoyalFamily on Twitter.
    The Queen is highly experienced at public speaking and records her Christmas message in just one take, reading her script from a monitor.
    But her message during the coronavirus pandemic had the added technical challenge of taking place while the UK is in lockdown.
    The Queen has left Buckingham Palace and is staying with the 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh with a reduced household at Windsor Castle for their safety.

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    I'm actually surprised she hasn't done this sooner.
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    King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima continue to visit organizations fighting the coronavirus in The Netherlands. Other royal houses have switched to phone visits.



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    That's crazy and should stop. She doesn't look well in any of these pictures.
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    Yeah with the amount of people they meet and greet, they could be the ones passing it on to others.
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    Few trusted aides and no gossip: The Queen's two weeks of virtual self-isolation at Windsor Castle have been far from straight-forward, writes RICHARD KAY

    By RICHARD KAY FOR THE DAILY MAIL
    PUBLISHED: 22:00, 3 April 2020 | UPDATED: 00:30, 4 April 2020

    All her life she has been surrounded by people, from the moment she awakes till last thing at night.
    There's the dresser who brings her morning cup of tea and the housemaid who each evening turns down her bedclothes, placing a hot water bottle snugly between the sheets.
    For the Queen, 94 this month, her domestic staff are not just a reassuring presence, but a vital contact with the outside world. They bring her news from beyond palace walls, as well as the latest below-stairs gossip.
    With some she has formed a uniquely close attachment, and never have those bonds been more needed than now as she, like the rest of us, observes government rules on social distancing.

    The Queen's two weeks of virtual self-isolation at Windsor Castle have been far from straightforward after one of her key staff was diagnosed with Covid-19. Pictured: The Queen speaks to Boris Johnson from Windsor Castle for her weekly audience during the coronavirus

    But the Queen's two weeks of virtual self-isolation at Windsor Castle have been far from straightforward after one of her key staff was diagnosed with Covid-19.
    For the young woman involved, one of only a handful of female footmen in the Royal Household, is the Queen's dog walker, whose duties revolve around exercising Her Majesty's dorgis — corgi-dachshund crosses — Candy and Vulcan.
    And it has meant she has been deprived for part of this period by some of her most trusted personal aides, who have had to self-isolate because they had been in contact with the footman.
    One figure rarely far from her side, though, is Paul Whybrew, 61, who is the Queen's Page of the Backstairs and serjeant-at-arms.
    Dependable Whybrew is also one of the Queen's longest serving employees — he manhandled Palace intruder Michael Fagan when he broke into her bedroom in 1982. But with other familiar faces forced to self-isolate, the Queen has been looked after by two of Prince Philip's most senior domestic aides, pages William Henderson and Stephen Niedojadlo.

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    For the Queen, there are compensations, and being reunited with Philip is one. They are pictured together last year

    She knows them both, of course, because they usually take care of the Duke of Edinburgh at Wood Farm, his retirement bolthole on the Sandringham estate. Royal aides were planning for the same staff to remain with the couple for up to a month before a new team is sent down from London.
    But the news that the sick footman is recovering – and with no further infections diagnosed – means that some of the Queen's regular staff are being allowed to return to her side.
    HM, meanwhile, has been making adjustments to her own routine. Unable to visit the stables at Windsor, she has been checking on the welfare of her horses with their grooms over the telephone.
    In a gesture appreciated by staff, many of whom are confined to small flats at Windsor, she has allowed them to use the Royal Family's swimming pool.
    She has also opened up the garden at Buckingham Palace so those living at the royal mews can exercise there.

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    Philip, 98, (pictured) who retired from public life in 2017, is said to be taking self-isolation in his stride

    'It means an awful lot to staff cooped up in small apartments, some with family,' says one aide. At the Palace, only gardeners working in the 40-acre grounds and IT technicians keeping the Queen connected to Downing Street and to Commonwealth leaders have been clocking on.
    Elsewhere, the vast building is almost empty. For the Queen, there are compensations, and being reunited with Philip is one. For the first time in a degree of silence around Windsor.
    'I am sure she will have noticed a good deal more birdsong than she has for decades,' says the friend. Philip, 98, who retired from public life in 2017, is said to be taking self-isolation in his stride.
    'He's always got things to do, whether its paperwork or discovering a new biography to read,' says an aide.
    One person who has been at the Queen's side throughout her stay at Windsor is Angela Kelly, her senior dresser and confidante. In recent years the crane driver's daughter, raised in a Liverpool council terrace, has become an indispensable palace figure.

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    One person who has been at the Queen's side throughout her stay at Windsor (pictured) is Angela Kelly, her senior dresser and confidante

    Few could provide a more reassuring presence for the Queen during this period of isolation. One of Angela's essential daily tasks will be washing the Queen's hair, setting it and making sure the old-fashioned cone dryer Her Majesty prefers to use is ready. A hobby the two women share is watching the night sky together.
    With so much less light pollution, aides believe there is every chance they will be looking at the stars. 'What the Queen loves about Angela is that she never tries to be anything but herself,' says a senior aide.
    'There is a genuine warmth between them that has grown into companionship.'
    We can be sure they will watch television together — Countdown on Channel 4 is a favourite show. So close are they that when the Queen gets a new pair of shoes Angela breaks them in — both women have size four feet.
    One story doing the rounds among servants is that Angela occasionally gives the Queen a foot massage after engagements which involve standing for long periods, such as investitures.
    There will be less need for that now. Ms Kelly has even been permitted to write two books about her boss. The first, Dressing The Queen, concentrated on the royal wardrobe.
    The second, published last year and called The Other Side Of The Coin, included remarkable pictures and anecdotes about the Queen. Now the two have been thrown together in isolation by the coronavirus crisis, the experience could lead to their most intriguing collaboration yet.
    The word among staff is that there is to be a third book; this time the subject is the Queen and her beloved dogs. Ms Kelly left a clue in the book's final chapter when she wrote: 'Thank you for reading. I hope we meet again ... until next time.'

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    Queen Maxima is looking tired and gaunt. Not her usual vivacious self.
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    ^ Her coat is also traiing on the floor. I don't know why they brought them into the stockroom.
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    Lord Bath of Longleat dies after testing positive for Covid-19

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    Lord Bath of Longleat has died aged 87 after testing positive for coronavirus.
    The “gloriously” eccentric Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, died on Saturday after being admitted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath on March 28.
    During his time there, it was confirmed that he had Covid-19.

    Longleat Safari Park confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Sunday, expressing their “deepest sadness” at Lord Bath’s death.

    They added: “The family would like to express their great appreciation for the dedicated team of nurses, doctors and other staff who cared so professionally and compassionately for Alexander in these extremely difficult times for everyone.

    “They would politely request a period of privacy to deal with their loss.”

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    Very sad to hear about Lord Bath of @Longleat. Everyone will describe him as eccentric - & he was, gloriously so - but he was also kind & fun - & we all need a bit of kindness & fun in our lives.


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    The flamboyant aristocrat was known for his colourful dress sense and was a regular feature of the Animal Park television show about his estate.

    Kate Humble presented the show, which ran from 2000-09, and said she was “very sad” to hear of his death.

    She tweeted: “Everyone will describe him as eccentric – and he was, gloriously so – but he was also kind & fun – and we all need a bit of kindness & fun in our lives.”
    Lord Bath of Longleat had a colourful dress sense (PA)Lord Bath – then Viscount Weymouth – was educated at Eton and Oxford, where he was president of the famous Bullingdon Club.

    He married Emma Gael in 1969 and had two children, but in a 2010 Guardian interview he also acknowledged that he had “an eight-year-old but I don’t see enough of her”.

    According to several reports, he had decorated walls in his house with erotic murals.

    Lord Bath was involved in politics, and stood in the very first European parliamentary elections in 1979, representing the Wessex Regionalist Party which he helped to found.

    After inheriting the Marquess seat in 1992, he then sat as a Liberal Democrat in the House of Lords but lost his seat when Labour reforms excluded most hereditary peers.

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    ^ This is his son and his wife, Emma, who was on Strictly Come Dancing (and did well.) They are the new Marquess and Marchioness of Bath.

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    ^^^She shouldn't wear that dress.
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