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Queen Tests Positive For Covid Just Days After Seeing Prince Charles

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Queen Tests Positive For Covid Just Days After Seeing Prince Charles

The Queen has tested positive for covid-19 this morning, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The 95-year old monarch’s diagnosis was announced on Sunday, just over a week after her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles contracted the virus for the second time.

A statement from the palace said the royal was experiencing "mild" cold-like symptoms, adding that she "expects to continue with light duties at Windsor over the coming weeks".

"She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines," they said.

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Prince Charles has tested positive for covid (Credit: Alamy)
Prince Charles has tested positive for covid (Credit: Alamy)

Prince Charles’ diagnosis was announced via a twitter statement from Clarence House on Thursday 10th February. It read: “This morning the Prince of Wales has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating.

“HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today’s events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible.

It is understood that the Queen met Charles on Tuesday before he tested positive but a royal source told PA News on Thursday that the Queen was not displaying any symptoms.

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The source added at the time that the situation would be monitored.

Charles was said to be “deeply disappointed” having to cancel engagements in Winchester to unveil a statue after he received a positive result on Thursday.

The Queen has tested positive for covid. (Credit: Alamy)
The Queen has tested positive for covid. (Credit: Alamy)

Charles’ case is referred to as a reinfection, in which someone tests positive for covid-19 more than 90 days after a previous positive test result. Reinfection presents around 10 per cent of daily covid-19 cases in England.

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Earlier this month the Queen expressed her “sincere wish” that the Prince Charles’ wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, would become Queen Camilla once he becomes king.

The news was announced on 6th February 2022 by Her Majesty the Queen, on the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

Camilla will be known as Queen Consort once Charles becomes King (Credit: Alamy)
Camilla will be known as Queen Consort once Charles becomes King (Credit: Alamy)

The Queen wrote: "When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service."

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Camilla tested negative on the same morning her husband tested positive. She carried on with her solo engagements in Buckinghamshire and London. During this trip she finally broke her silence after the Queen endorsed her to become Queen Camila in the future.

Camilla said that she is “very, very honoured and very touched” at the title.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: News, Royal Family, The Queen

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