Queen Elizabeth II along with Prince William made her first public engagement since lockdown

Queen Elizabeth II just made her first public engagement in seven months. Joined by Prince William, Her Majesty visited the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down in Wiltshire, England on Oct 15. During the appearance, the royals officially opened the new Energetics Analysis Centre. According to Buckingham Palace, the building is "dedicated to scientific research and analysis to protect the UK against terrorist and criminal threats relating to explosives." In addition, William, 38, and The Queen, 94, viewed a demonstration of a Forensic Explosives Investigation and met with staff members who work in Counter Terrorism and Security. According to Kensington Palace, they also spoke with "staff involved in identifying the nerve agent and subsequent clear up of the Novichok incident of 2018" and also talked with members of the military who were directly involved in the incident. While Her Majesty has been spotted a few times over the past few months, this marked her first engagement outside of castle walls since lockdown began.