Prince Charles reveals he is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

royals 26/03/2020

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

The 71-year-old royal is said to be displaying mild symptoms, but "otherwise remains in good health", according to an official statement. 

Clarence House said it was not possible to ascertain from whom Charles contracted COVID-19, due to the fact he had carried out many public engagements over the last few weeks. 

The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. Both Camilla and Charles are currently self-isolating in Scotland, and Charles has been able to continue working from home over the last few days. 

According to the Guardian, Prince Charles is "up and about" and in "good spirits".

Citing a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, the outlet said: "Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly on the morning of 12 March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare."

It's unclear if she has been tested. Those over 70 are believed to be the most vulnerable. The Queen is 93.

According to the BBC, the 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was not at the March 12 meeting.

Prince Charles was seen laughing as he caught himself before giving out handshakes at the Prince's Trust Awards two weeks ago, before instead offering a palms-together prayer gesture to avoid social contact during the pandemic.