Heir to throne, Prince Charles tests pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Front Page - Agen­cies

LON­DON: Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the Bri­tish throne, has tested pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus but is in good health and is now self iso­lat­ing in Scot­land with mild symp­toms.

Charles, el­dest son of Queen El­iz­a­beth, is dis­play­ing what Clarence House said were mild symp­toms but re­mains in good health and has been work­ing from his Birkhall res­i­dence in Scot­land. His wife, Camilla, 72, tested neg­a­tive.

Queen El­iz­a­beth, who is cur­rently at Wind­sor Cas­tle, is in good health, Buck­ing­ham Palace said.

A royal source said the Prince of Wales, who was tested on Mon­day and got the results on Tuesday, was ad­vised the con­di­tion was un­likely to es­ca­late into a more se­ri­ous case.

“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 state­ment said.

Charles’ last pub­lic en­gage­ment was March 12. He has had a num­ber of pri­vate meet­ings, and par­tic­i­pants at those ses­sions have been made aware of his con­di­tion. He at­tended a round­table meet­ing on March 10 with Monaco’s Prince Albert II, who has since tested pos­i­tive for covid-19.

Charles has been pho­tographed do­ing the na­maste ges­ture at pub­lic events in re­cent weeks, in­clud­ing the Com­mon­wealth Day Service on March 9 at West­min­ster Abbey.


Charles, the el­dest son of Queen El­iz­a­beth, is dis­play­ing mild symp­toms but re­mains in good health, of­fi­cials said.

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