The Queen is to get new germ-killing gloves to keep her safe from Covid-19 while outdoors.
Her official glovemaker has teamed with a tech firm to create mitts that "neutralises viruses and microbes, virtually on contact".
The monarch, 94, is rarely seen without her iconic white gloves which she uses to complement her colourful wardrobe and keep her safe from colds and coughs.
Atelier Cornelia James, based in East Sussex, has partnered with a Swiss technological textile firm to make gloves that break down viruses on touch, the Telegraph reports.
A spokesman said: "There is no effect on the appearance or feel of the gloves but the Viroblock neutralises viruses and microbes, virtually on contact."
Ms James refused to comment on whether it had sent the cotton and merino wool gloves, enhanced with a substance called HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, to Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth has often greeted long lines of members of state with a handshake, exposing herself to all manner of germs at formal meetings.
Cornelia's daughter Genevieve James previously explained there are two key elements that make her Majesty's gloves so special, telling Good Housekeeping: ”They're number one: style. Number two: practical.”
The former pilot of the royal plane Graham Laurie has also revealed Queen Elizabeth had a particular appetite for Fray Bentos tinned pies and would request them to be packed for her in-flight meal.
Speaking as part of Channel 5 documentary ‘Secrets of the Royal Flight’, he said: “Do you know, they used to love it.
"I think it's such a lovely change from all that fancy food which comes first class!"
Former royal spokesperson Dickie Arbiter added: “The only thing the Queen requests to have wherever she is is Malvern Water.
“She likes Malvern water, it’s refreshing and they usually take lots of it with her.”