Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were scheduled to embark on their spring tour next week, beginning on March 17. But now, the government has postponed the royal tour for an unknown future date.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were set to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, and Jordan between March 17 and 25.
Coronavirus: Charles and Camilla's royal tour cancelled
The royal visit to Cyprus was to be the first in 27 years. Charles would have first visited Bosnia and Herzegovina on his own, before being joined by his wife, Camilla, in Cyprus. A visit to Jordan would have then followed.
Despite the cancellation, Charles and Camilla are reportedly in good health. They both tested negative for the disease yesterday. The Prince and Duchess are both now in their early 70s.
The Royal Family reacts to the coronavirus
Clarence House released a statement on Charles and Camilla's postponed tour. "Owing to the unfolding situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, the British Government has asked Their Royal Highnesses to postpone their spring tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Jordan," it reads.
The spring tour is the latest of many events worldwide that have been cancelled or postponed in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The royal family is now also taking precaution amid the outbreak.