Prince Charles, 71, Queen Elizabeth II’s son and the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has confirmed. According to a spokesman, The Prince of Wales is displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health.
The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus. Last Sunday, the prince travelled to Birkhall before he was tested on Monday. They are now both now self-quarantining at the Burnham on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
In an article published on ITV News, sources said that the “prince and the duchess remained in good spirits, and the prince was up and about and not bedridden, while the medical advice is that it is unlikely to escalate into a more serious case.”
Buckingham Palace have said the Queen “remains in good health” and last saw Charles on the morning of Mach 12.
Clarence House official statement read:
“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for 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.
“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.”
Prince Charles’s last public engagement was on March 12. According to sources, he engaged in a number of private meetings with Highgrove and Duchy individuals. On the other hand, his doctor’s most conservative estimate was that the prince was contagious on March 13.
A small number of people living and working at Birkhall are remaining at the residence and self-isolating.