Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, Prince Charles, tests positive for coronavirus

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Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but “otherwise remains in good health”, his office said on Wednesday (March 25).

The 71-year-old and his wife Camilla – who does not have Covid-19 – are currently self-isolating in Scotland, Clarence House said.

In a separate statement, Buckingham Palace said the Queen, 93, was in “good health” and had not seen her son for two weeks.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,” the Prince’s office said in a statement, using his official title.

“He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) has also been tested but does not have the virus.

“In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.”

The couple were tested by the state-run National Health Service (NHS) in Aberdeenshire in north-east Scotland, it said.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,” the Prince’s office said in a statement, using his official title.

“He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) has also been tested but does not have the virus.

“In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.”

The couple were tested by the state-run National Health Service (NHS) in Aberdeenshire in north-east Scotland, it said.

Parliament will adjourn a week early on Wednesday, after lawmakers pass emergency legislation giving the government powers to isolate infected people.

In a public statement last week, the Queen called on people to work together in the face of the crisis.

“At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal,” she said.

She added: “Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe.

“I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.”


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