Queen Elizabeth news: PM’s audience with monarch to go VIRTUAL as she CANCELS Royal Family Xmas plans amid Omicron surge


THE Queen has cancelled her family Christmas party over Covid fears and will now hold her weekly audience with the PM virtually amid the surging Omicron variant.

Downing Street said the Prime Ministers’ audiences with the Queen would be moved to being virtual. 

And asked if Boris Johnson would continue to meet the Queen in person, his official spokesman said: “That will be a matter for the royal family. I’m not aware of them not being… I think they will probably be moved virtually but that’ll be a matter for the palace.”

It comes after the Monarch, 95, on Monday, cancelled her traditional Royal Family Christmas, which usually caters for around 50 guests.

Her Majesty said it was “with regret” the annual royal get-together would not be going ahead as planned – but that it was “the right thing to do” as the Omicron variant rages across the UK.

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