Prince Charles Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Charles, Prince of Wales, 71, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.


According to reports, he is already showing mild symptoms but, 'remains in good health.'


Also, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, was tested and does not have the virus but herself and Prince Charles are currently in self-isolating in Balmoral.



The duke and duchess arrived in Scotland on Sunday. Charles had been displaying mild symptoms over the weekend and was tested by the NHS in Aberdeenshire on Monday.

The results came through on Tuesday night, showing he was positive.

Charles is still working, is up and about and in good spirits.


The 71-year-old heir to the throne last saw the Queen briefly on the 12 March. Three days earlier, mother and son had more protracted contact during the Commonwealth Day Service.


It is important to re-emphasise the Queen is in good health. She moved to Windsor last week, with the Duke of Edinburgh who came from his usual residence at Sandringham in Norfolk.


Given their age, 93 and 98 respectively, there will be particular care taken that they are not jeopardised by this virus.


Prince Charles and Camilla will be following governmental advice and isolating separately. It's not a huge house but certainly big enough to isolate yourself within it.

They've got a small staff with them - and it's expected Charles will now be in Scotland for a couple of weeks recovering from the symptoms.


The prince's last public engagement was on 12 March - the same day he last saw the Queen - when he attended a dinner in aid of the Australian bushfire relief and recovery effort.


However, Charles has also been working from home over the last few days, and has held a number of private meetings with Highgrove and Duchy of Cornwall individuals, all of whom have been made aware.


A number of household staff at Birkhall - the prince's residence on the Balmoral estate - are now self-isolating at their own homes.


A palace source said the prince has spoken to both the Queen and his sons - the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex - and is in good spirits.

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