The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, the palace has confirmed, after suffering mild symptoms. However, Charles ‘otherwise remains in good health’.
“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,” Clarence House tells us.
Camilla has also been tested and is not suffering with illness.
“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,” the statement tells us. Prince Charles is known to have attended an event earlier this month with Prince Albert of Monaco, who also tested positive for the virus.
However, people are known to be able to carry COVID-19 without displaying symptoms themselves.
The Prince, as well as the Duchess, are both part of the high-risk group being 71 and 72 respectively.
UPDATED – 10.59am: We have also been informed that he has not seen The Queen since 12th March. It is understood that the earliest the future King could have been contagious was 13th March.
The Queen moved to Windsor last week, joining Prince Philip there.
“Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare,” Buckingham Palace tells us.
UPDATES – 11.04 am: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are staying in Norfolk.