Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, royal officials confirmed the 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms and is quarantining at his estate in Scotland.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” his Clarence House office said, adding that he “otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”

Clarence House added that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — Charles’ wife — has tested negative, and is self-isolating separately.

Per a source via Britain’s Press Association, the prince and the duchess remain in good spirits, and Charles is not bedridden.

Additionally, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II — Charles’ mother — is currently staying at Windsor Castle with husband Prince Philip.

“Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health,” the palace said, adding that the queen last saw her son at a public event in London on March 12 and “is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”

However, a royal source told CNN on Wednesday that Charles was reportedly told he was contagious on March 13, the day after coming in contact with his mother.

The CNN insider also says Charles started showing symptoms last weekend, which means he could have potentially been exposed to the virus before March 12.

The source adds that he was tested this Monday and received the results the next day.

Though Clarence House did not respond to CNN’s question about the chronology of Charles’ COVID-19 exposure, they did say earlier, “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.”

CNN says that after Charles attended the public event on March 12, he reportedly had a number of private meetings with individuals, who have all been notified about the situation.

The CNN source says Charles has also spoken to his sons, William and Harry.


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