The UK official who is deputizing for Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he's hospitalized for coronavirus will not take over the duties of briefing the Queen, the Prime Minister's official spokesman has confirmed.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is deputizing for Johnson while he’s in hospital.
But the Prime Minister’s spokesperson said Raab won’t be asked to fill in for the prime minister's weekly meeting with the Queen during this time. Instead, the Palace is being regularly updated on Johnson’s condition.
“The Cabinet Secretary and the Prime Minister's principal private secretary will continue their contacts with the Royal Household on the Prime Minister's behalf,” the spokesperson said.