As we continue to self-quarantine with the coronavirus spreading around the globe, more cases are revealing themselves. Prince Charles is the latest high-profile person to test positive for the virus, a spokesperson at Clarence House revealed.
Clarence House released a statement sharing the diagnosis.
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“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” the statement read. “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. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.”
The Prince is in the high risk category for the virus at the age of 71 and Camilla is 72. The Prince has not seen his 93-year-old mother the Queen since March 12, who is said to be in good health.
“Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health,” the palace said in a statement to USA TODAY. “The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of the 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”
The Queen and Prince Phillip have reportedly been at Windsor Castle since Wednesday, March 18.
As for the prince, “The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire, where they met the criteria required for testing,” the statement adds. “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.”
We wish them well.
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A MESSAGE FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN . As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty. We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them. At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal. We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals – today and in the coming days, weeks and months. Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part. ELIZABETH R