HRH The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus
25 March 2020, 11:23 | Updated: 25 March 2020, 11:31
Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19.
Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus and is in self-isolation, Clarence House confirmed in a statement this morning.
It is reported the Prince of Wales, 71, displayed “mild symptoms” on Sunday, was tested on Monday and had the results confirmed late on Tuesday night.
The heir to the throne “otherwise remains in good health” and has been self-isolating in Scotland with his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, 72 – who has tested negative for the virus.
“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,” the statement said.
“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 statement continued: “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.”
Following the Prince of Wales’ diagnosis, Buckingham Palace confirmed: “Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health.
“The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly on 12 March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare. We will not be commenting further.”