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Prince Charles Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Prince Charles Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has confirmed today.

The Prince of Wales is displaying mild symptoms and the palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested, but does not have COVID-19.

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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 Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.

Charles attended the Prince's Trust Awards two weeks ago (Credit: PA)
Charles attended the Prince's Trust Awards two weeks ago (Credit: PA)
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"The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

"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."

Just over a fortnight ago, Prince Charles attended the annual Prince's Trust Awards at the London Palladium. The event was hosted by Ant and Dec and attended by a number of supporters and young ambassadors as well as celebrities including Pierce Brosnan, Ronnie Wood, Fleur East and James Norton.

But Charles appeared to be taking extra precautions at the event and on a number of occasions could be seen greeting others with a namaste gesture, instead of shaking guests' hands.

It's unclear whether any of the celebrities or attendees who Charles came into contact with will now also be tested.

Clarence House say Prince Charles is now working from home (Credit: Clarence House)
Clarence House say Prince Charles is now working from home (Credit: Clarence House)

Meanwhile, the Queen released a statement last week, thanking healthcare workers and urging the UK to come together in the global crisis.

"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," it read.

"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."

We do hope Prince Charles is feeling better soon and makes a speedy recovery.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Coronavirus

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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