On 25 March 2020, representatives of Prince Charles announced that the heir to the throne had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement from Clarence House, Prince Charles is otherwise in good health, has been displaying only mild symptoms, and has continued working from home over the past few days. The Duchess of Cornwall has been tested and does not have the virus.

It is unclear who Prince Charles, who is currently self-isolating at Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside, contracted the virus from given the large number of social engagements that the Prince has had over the past two weeks.

Buckingham Palace informed the press that Queen Elizabeth II is in good health, and that it had been almost two weeks since the Prince of Wales and the Queen had been in direct contact, suggesting that the Queen was unlikely to have been put at risk of contracting the virus from her eldest son.

“Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare. We will not be commenting further.”

Picture by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet190606-N-WO404-811, Public Domain, Link.

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