The 93-year-old monarch and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, headed to Windsor a week ahead of schedule, and canceled plans and events.
On Thursday, she sent a message via her press officing, saying: "As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty. We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them."
She continued: "At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal."
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