The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has announced. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms but is in good health as he self isolates at home in Scotland. He is believed to have contracted the deadly virus after he greeted guests at the Commonwealth Service in Westminster with a “Namaste Salute”. The Prince of Wales had been careful to avoid shaking hands with people at royal engagements from thereafter. The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus. Speaking to iTV, royal expert Camilla Tominey said: “Quite shocking to hear the news that coronavirus affects us all even future kings.
The 71-year-old, has a home in Gloucestershire, but has been staying in Balmoral in Scotland. He is staying for the past week with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
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 has been test as well but she 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. NHS carried out the tests in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral. Buckingham Palace said the Queen last saw her son, the heir to the throne, on 12 March. Prince was “in good health”.
The palace added that the Duke of Edinburgh was not present at that meeting, and that the Queen was now “following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare”.
A Clarence House statement read: “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.”