Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive, displaying 'mild symptoms'

Brenda Watkins
March 25, 2020

The 71-year-old and his wife Camilla - who does not have COVID-19 - were tested by the state-run National Health Service (NHS) in Aberdeenshire in northeast Scotland and are now self-isolating, Clarence House said.

Last week, a spokesperson for Monaco's palace confirmed to CNN that the monarch had tested positive for COVID-19, but said his health "is not worrying at all".

The Queen remains at Windsor Castle with Prince Phillip and both are said to be in good health.

Questions have been raised about why Prince Charles was tested for the virus.

Joan McAlpine, SNP MSP for the South of Scotland, tweeted that she wishes Charles a speedy recovery, but added: "Given that his symptoms are said to be mild, like many I wonder how he was tested when many NHS and social care workers can not get tested".

Reports suggest that he last saw his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on March 12 and the United Kingdom monarch is in good health, according to Buckingham Palace. "The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on morning of the 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare".

Kentucky 'coronavirus party' leads to infection and the governor is livid
"We ought to be much better than that. we simply can't have folks that are doing things like this". Beshear said the people who attended went intentionally "thinking they were invincible".

Prince Charles also attended a fundraiser for the Australian bushfire relief fund this month at Mansion House in London.

Meanwhile, Camilla also made headlines this week after it was confirmed that she tested negative for coronavirus.

Albert is continuing to work from his home office in the palace and is in contact with members of his government. Prince Albert has already tested positive for COVID-19.

Her husband, Second World War naval officer the Duke of Edinburgh travelled by separate vehicle.

Medical advice is that it is unlikely that his condition will escalate into a more serious case. I am certain we are up to that challenge. On Tuesday, the number of deaths from Covid-19 jumped 87 to a total of 422 - the biggest daily increase since the crisis began.

"No prime minister wants to enact measures like this", Johnson said in announcing the restrictions.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER