March 20, 2020 / 10:55 AM / 18 days ago

Changing of Guard halted at UK palaces because of coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: The Changing of the Guard ceremony heads down The Mall in central London, Britain, January 12, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The traditional “Changing of the Guard” ceremonies at Queen Elizabeth’s palaces in London and Windsor Castle which usually attract crowds of tourists have been postponed until further notice, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

The decision comes after the government advised Britons to avoid any mass gatherings to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Kate Holton

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