The state spaces of Buckingham Palace, Frogmore House and Clarence House will not be open to visitors this summer
The Buckingham Palace, Frogmore House, and Clarence House state rooms will remain closed this summer after closing during closing
- Royal Collection Trust has decided to keep the state halls of Buckingham Palace, Frogmore House and Clarence House closed this summer
- The pubic can usually book tours of the royal residences for certain months
- But the Covid-19 pandemic means they won’t be opening to visitors this year
- Royal Collection Trust has made a decision ‘because of social distance challenges’
- All visitors who have already booked tickets will receive a refund
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The state spaces of Buckingham Palace, Frogmore House and Clarence House will not be open to the public this summer amid the corona virus pandemic.
The Royal Collection Trust made the decision “because of the operational challenges of social distance” in their palaces and properties.
They added that anyone who pre-booked a ticket will receive a refund.
Buckingham Palace’s state rooms will not open to the public this summer during the Covid-19 pandemic, and all those who booked tickets received refunds
Last year, the Queen inspects the table settings in the State Dining Room at Buckingham Palace
The lavish state rooms of Buckingham Palace remain close to visitors this year
The lavish State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen’s London, are open to visitors for only 10 weeks each summer and select dates in winter and spring.
This year, state rooms would be open between July 25 and October 4, but the Covid-19 pandemic contributed to that.
Also in London, Clarence House is the official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and is open to visitors only in August.
The Queen remains indefinitely at Windsor Castle with all her public duties on hold until the threat of the corona virus disappears. Shown on the VE day on Friday
The Queen is currently staying at Windsor Castle (pictured yesterday) with her husband Prince Philip, who will turn 99 next month
Located in Windsor Castle’s Home Park, the royal retreat of Frogmore House also opened to the public only in August.
The queen, 94, is currently staying at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip, who will turn 99 next month. They isolated there with a reduced household on March 19.
The monarch usually returns from Windsor to Buckingham Palace in May, before taking an annual holiday in Balmoral, Scotland, in July. This is not expected to continue this year.
The London residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House will also not be open to visitors this summer
Frogmore House, in Home Park, near Windsor Castle, will remain closed this summer
All of her public duties have been suspended until the coronavirus threat has disappeared and it is believed to be the longest absence of the monarch during her 68-year reign. Her schedule is expected to resume in the fall at the earliest.
Traditional annual events such as Trooping the Color and Her Majesty’s garden parties have been canceled. There is also a state visit from South Africa and investments will be moved to later dates.
A statement from the Royal Collection Trust stated: ‘The safety and well-being of our visitors and employees are our top priority. Unfortunately, due to the operational challenges of social distance, we had to make the decision not to open the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace to the public this summer, and Frogmore House and Clarence House will not open in August 2020.
Those who have booked tickets will be refunded. We currently cannot confirm a date when the other palaces, the Royal Mews, will reopen the galleries and shops, but we will continue to follow government advice. ‘
Events in the royal calendar have been canceled due to Covid-19
Queen’s traditional birthday greeting
Queen’s planned visits to Cheshire and Camden
The spring tour of Prince Charles and Camilla to Cyprus and Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Japanese state visit to the UK
Annual Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel – April 9
Changing of the Guard
Grand National in Aintree
75th anniversary of the VE Day commemorative events
Buckingham Palace Garden parties
Royal Windsor Horse Show
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Princess Beatrice’s marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
The annual Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle
Trooping the Color
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
Meeting of heads of government of the Commonwealth in Rwanda
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Queen’s Garden Party at Palace of Holyroodhouse
Summer opening of Buckingham Palace