Prince Charles, the first in line to the throne has been isolated along with his wife Camilla, at the royal residence of Balmoral in Scotland.
Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, and the British crown prince, has tested positive for coronavirus, as was reported on Wednesday by the Clarence House official residence. The Prince of Wales, who is 71 years old, has reported mild COVID-19 symptoms, “but otherwise remains in good health,” said the statement.
The crown heir has been isolated along with his wife Camilla at the royal residence of Balmoral in Scotland. The Queen, in turn, 93 years old, and her husband, Prince Phillip, 98, have been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, for about a week.
“The Queen remains in good health,” said the Buckingham Palace spokesperson, who did not wish to confirm whether she had taken the COVID-19 test. “The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the March 12th audience, and she is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare,” he added.
The symptoms have not kept Charles from “working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” according to Clarence House. Meanwhile, Camilla, “the Duchess of Cornwall, has also been tested but does not have the virus.” “It is not possible to determine how the 71-year-old Prince of Wales contracted the virus,” the statement said, “owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”
According to a British royal correspondent, Prince Charles attended an event in London on March 10th that was also attended by Prince Albert of Monaco, who tested positive for COVID-19 a few days later. On Wednesday, the United Kingdom reported more than eight thousand confirmed cases and 422 victims.