PUBLISHED: 04:28, Wed, Sep 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:28, Wed, Sep 9, 2020
Instead the monarch will stay at her Sandringham estate before moving on to Windsor Castle. This is expected to be the longest period of time she’s spent away from her primary residence since becoming Queen.
Each year the Queen moves to her Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire over the summer months.
Typically, after departing she returns to Buckingham Palace in central London during October.
However, this year the Queen’s plans have been changed thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking to PEOPLE a palace spokesman said the monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, will instead “spend time privately on the Sandringham Estate”.
The Queen will reportedly go to her Sandringham estate from Balmoral (Image: GETTY)
The Queen knighting Captain Thomas Moore for his NHS fundraising efforts (Image: GETTY)
Due to their age, 94 and 99 respectively, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are regarded as at high risk from COVID-19.
On social media a number of royal fans expressed concerns about the health and safety of the royal couple given the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
One twitter user commented: “This plan makes sense. They’re both quite elderly & need to take extra precautions with COVID.”
Another account, based in the US, said: “Keep her safe UK.”
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The Queen spends her summer breaks at Balmoral in Scotland (Image: GETTY)
Reacting to the news a third account, based in the Canadian province of British Columbia, added: “Good news. Long may she reign. The longer, the better.”
Back in March the Queen moved to Windsor Castle to self-isolate as the deadly infection swept the nation.
On Tuesday the Government