Queen’s example as ‘shielding’ ends – The Yorkshire Post says

THE QUEEN’S presence at an open-air service to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force will have been welcomed far and wide.

The Queen during a visit to the CWGC Air Forces Memorial in Runnymede, Surrey, to attend a service to mark the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force.

Royal recognition of the debt still owed to the Commonwealth’s country airmen and women following their service in two world wars, it was also Her Majesty’s first such engagement for many months.

This, in itself, will have been a timely tonic to nearly four million Britons who will no longer be asked to shield to protect themselves from the serious side-effects of Covid-19 from today. They will be comforted, and reassured, by the Queen performing her public duties with such dutiful diligence at the age of 94.

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But it is also a gentle reminder to the country at large to be respectful, and mindful, of such people as they open their front door and take their first tentative steps.

The Queen during a visit to the CWGC Air Forces Memorial in Runnymede, Surrey, to attend a service to mark the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force.

They don’t just deserve sympathy; they will also need support, and respect, from all as they, too, begin to readjust to life under Covid.

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