April 29, 2020 / 3:07 PM / a month ago

PM Johnson to speak with Queen Elizabeth by phone - spokesman

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks outside 10 Downing Street after recovering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold his traditional weekly conversation with Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday evening by phone, a spokesman for his Downing Street office said.

Johnson usually holds a weekly meeting with the Queen, but this routine was interrupted when Johnson was hospitalised earlier this month after testing positive for the coronavirus.

(This story corrects day in first paragraph)

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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