the Fear of the coronavirus has now also hit the royal family. In each case, is the virus now the cause of that the Queen must cancel an event.

The typing of the royal family on its website.

Thursday publisher the Queen’s residence at Fredensborg castle, where she lives in spring and autumn. It is marked usually with a torchlight procession of the citizens, which ends up at the castle, where the Queen takes against.

Fakkeltoget is a traditional event where the city’s citizens come to the Fredensborg palace to wish the royal family a wonderful spring and a lovely summer at the castle.

But it will not happen on Thursday.

due to the fear of coronavirussen has Fredensborg Municipality, in consultation with the royal family chose to cancel the event.

‘Fakkeltoget in Fredensborg the 12. march 2020 has been cancelled.

the Decision is taken by the Fredensborg Municipality, together with the Royal family and is done on the basis of the authorities ‘recommendations to limit the spread of the covid-19’, writes the royal family.

the Cancellation comes only three days after Fredensborgs mayor, Thomas Lykke Pedersen (S), reported to the Frederiksborg Amts Avis, that fakkeltoget at that time was not yet cancelled.

But in spite of that, according to the mayor, normally up to a maximum participant 500-600 people in fakkeltoget – which is somewhat fewer than the 1,000 people whom the authorities recommend that you stay below – so have therefore chosen to cancel the event.

It is not yet known whether coronavirussen have consequences for others of the royal events.

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