The Prince of Wales, 71, has tested positive for coronavirus after feeling mild symptoms, but ‘otherwise remains in good health’.
He now remains at Balmoral, self-isolating with the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, who has tested negative for the virus. The pair were tested by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met criteria required for testing.
An official statement read: “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.”
The Prince’s last public engagement was on 12 March but has been working from home over the last several days. He has reportedly had a number of private meetings with Highgrove and Duchy individuals, all of whom have been made aware.
Buckingham Palace have said that the Queen was last in contact with her son on 12 March, and also ‘remains in good health.’ She ‘is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.’
Prince Charles now adds to the 8,077 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 in the UK, out of the 90,436 who have been tested.