Prince Charles Tests Positive For COVID-19

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19, “but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” his Clarence House office said. 

Charles is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland. His 72-year-old wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative.

Britain’s Press Association, citing a source, said the prince and the duchess remained in good spirits, and that Charles was not bedridden. The tests were carried out by the National Health Service in Scotland.

Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth II remains at her home in Windsor.

The palace said, “Her Majesty the queen remains in good health. The queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of [March 12] and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”

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