Heir to throne, Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
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.