Prince Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, has tested positive for Covid19 but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland.
Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health” and has been working from his home on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland a spokesman said. His wife, Camilla, tested negative.
According to the Clarence house: “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”
“The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus,” Clarence House added.
Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral.
A royal source said the Prince of Wales was tested on Monday and got the results on Tuesday. Charles has spoken to both Queen Elizabeth and his children.
Buckingham Palace said the Queen last saw her son, the heir to the throne, on 12 March, but was “in good health”.
The palace added that the Duke of Edinburgh was not present at that meeting, and that the Queen was now “following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare”.
Queen Elizabeth left London for Windsor Castle on March 19. She is with her 98-year-old husband, Philip.
Clarence House said that 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.
According to the latest Department of Health and Social Care figures, there are now more than 8,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK – although the actual number cases is likely to be far higher. Some 422 of those patients have died.