Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has issued a statement thanking the frontliners across the for tackling the coronavirus with such bravery.
In a statement, the 98-year-old royal said: "As we approach World Immunization Week, I wanted to recognise the vital and urgent work being done by so many to tackle the pandemic; by those in the medical and scientific professions, at universities and research institutions, all united in working to protect us from Covid-19."
"On behalf of those of us who remain safe and at home, I also wanted to thank all key workers who ensure the infrastructure of our life continues; the staff and volunteers working in food production and distribution, those keeping postal and delivery services going, and those ensuring the rubbish continues to be collected," he added.
The Queen and Prince Philip are currently in residence at Windsor Castle. This year the tradition of royal gun salute to mark Queen's birthday has been canceled for the first time in 68 years. A Royal source mentioned the Queen feels it would be "inappropriate" is this dire situation.
The Palace is expected to celebrate the Queen's 94th birthday on April 21 on social media. All family-related affairs, including phone and video calls with family members, will remain private, according to the source.