Queen wishes Boris Johnson a ‘full and speedy recovery’

The Queen has sent a message to Boris Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds and the Prime Minister's family, saying her thoughts are with them and that she wishes him a full and speedy recovery, Buckingham Palace has said.

Mr Johnson is the 14th prime minister of the Queen's reign. She is being kept informed of his condition in intensive care by Downing Street.

The Duke of Cambridge has also tweeted a personal message, saying: "Our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family, who like so many in the UK and around the world are affected by coronavirus.

"We wish him a speedy recovery at this difficult time. W."

Weekly calls between Number 10 and the Queen will not take place while the Prime Minister is receiving treatment in intensive care, Downing Street has confirmed.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for the PM, will not be asked to step-in to brief the monarch on Boris Johnson's behalf.

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