Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The prince’s royal office said he is exhibiting mild symptoms and self-isolating.

HEIR TO THE BRITISH royal throne Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

The 71-year-old’s Clarence House office said he was exhibiting mild symptoms and is self-isolating.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” the British outlet ITV quoted Clarence House as saying. “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.”

His wife, Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, 72, has tested negative.

“The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus,” Clarence House said. “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.”

The prince traveled to Birkhall, Scotland, on Sunday before he was tested on Monday. The couple is now self-isolating at the Burnham on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland, according to ITV.

His office said the tests were carried out by the National Health Service in Scotland “where they met the criteria required for testing.”

Clarence House added that it isn’t “possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”

Charles had attended an event on March 10 with Prince Albert of Monaco, who later tested positive for the virus.

The prince had his last public engagement on the same day, but has had a number of private meetings since. Clarence House said everyone involved has been notified.

Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth II “remains in good health” and last saw Charles on March 12. The queen, 92, and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 98, arrived at their Windsor estate on March 19 in order to social distance and are being attended to by limited staff.

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