Queen Elizabeth royal engagement postponed after London attacks

2017-03-23 12:00

Cape Town – Queen Elizabeth’s planned visit to the new Scotland Yard has been postponed due to an attack that took place outside the UK Parliament on Wednesday.

The Queen was set to open the Metropolitan Police’s new headquarters on Thursday, however the royal engagement has been delayed following an incident in which, according to the Telegraph, 4 people were killed and 20 injured after a car and knife attack police are calling a terrorist attack.

Royal reporter Richard Palmer shared a message from Buckingham Palace saying the “visit will be rearranged for a later date.” 

See his tweets here:

According to E! News the Queen was at Buckingham Palace at the time of the attacks, while Prince Charles was in Yorkshire, Northern England.

Neither Prince Harry, Prince William or Kate Middleton were carrying out royal duties when the attacks took place, however the Duchess of Cambridge has a scheduled engagement in London on Thursday. There has been no report on whether it will go ahead or not.

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