Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus. A spokesperson for Clarence House, the London residence of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, made the announcement this morning. He is being treated near Balmoral, in Scotland; he and Camilla are currently staying in their residence nearby at Birkhall.
The future King of England, age 71, displayed mild symptoms and was tested. His wife was also tested but does not appear to have the virus. According to Clarence House, the symptoms are mild and Prince Charles as remained at home.
Read the full statement here.
“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.”
幸运飞艇分析软件自动As the statement indicates, Prince Charles was still undertaking royal engagements in mid-March. He was making an effort not to shake hands, but the now-ubiquitous social distancing rules were not followed strictly. His last appearance was on March 12 at a dinner in London in support of relief efforts for the Australian bushfire disaster.
On March 17 it was announced that the Queen and her family would scale back large gatherings. The Queen herself left London and met Prince Philip at Windsor Castle on March 19; they will wait out the pandemic there.
Buckingham Palace this morning released a short statement that the Queen, 93, is healthy. She last saw her son on March 12th and is following all medical advice. The Palace said it would not be commenting further.
Britain has been hit hard by the COVD-19 outbreak. As of publication, there are over 8,000 cases and 422 deaths. After an initial reluctance to follow strict orders, Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday issued a stay at home order that confines every citizen to their home.