Prince Charles tests positive

Top News | Agence France-Presse 26 Mar 2020

Prince Charles - the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II - is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but "otherwise remains in good health," his office said yesterday.

The 71-year-old and his wife Camilla - who does not have Covid-19 - are self-isolating in Scotland, a spokesperson for their official residence, Clarence House, said.

"The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. 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 [Camilla] 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.

"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."

Queen Elizabeth II, 93, and her husband Prince Philip, 98, moved to Windsor Castle, outside London, on March 19. They brought forward their Easter break by a week because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Britain has more than 8,000 confirmed cases of the disease and 422 people have died.

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