The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus, it was confirmed today (Wednesday). 71 year old Prince Charles is said to be displaying mild symptoms of the virus “but otherwise remains in good health”. A spokesperson also added that the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, was also tested and does not have the virus.
The palace has revealed that both Charles and Camilla are currently self-isolating at Balmoral.
Charles last saw his mother, the Queen, on March 12th and was believed to have been in good health when they met.
The palace added that the Duke of Edinburgh was not present at that meeting, and that the Queen was now “following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare”.
A Clarence House statement read: “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.
“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire, where they met the criteria required for testing.
“It is not 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.”
A source close to the palace revealed that Charles had been displaying mild symptoms over the weekend and was tested by the NHS on Monday. The test results came back positive on Tuesday night and a statement was issued on Wednesday morning.
Sources say that Charles is still working, is up and about and in good spirits.
The Queen remains in good health, as does her husband. Given their age, 93 and 98 respectively, there will be particular care taken that they are both kept safe and well.