Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and her grandson, Prince William, did not wear masks as they visited the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down, England.
The lab has been studying the deadly COVID-19 virus.
The queen asked non-masked Professor Tim Atkins: “It’s doubling itself again. Well, I suppose it was expected?”
Atkins replied: “Predicted ma’am, yes.”
Royal aides said all 48 people due to come into close contact with the royals had been tested for coronavirus, which often evades detection.
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