Prince Charles tests positive of Covid-19

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LONDON — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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.

A Clarence House spokesman said the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, had also been tested but does not have the virus.

The prince’s Clarence House office says the 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland.

The palace says Charles “has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”


A Clarence House spokesman has issued a statement 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. The Duchess of Cornwall 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 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.”

Charles had not seen the Queen since the morning of 12 March. Buckingham Palace said “the Queen remains in good health”.

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

The Prince’s last public engagement was on 12 March, but he did have a number of private meetings with Highgrove and Duchy individuals, all of whom have been made aware.

A small number of people living and working at Birkhall are remaining at the residence and self-isolating.

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