71-year-old Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Posted at 6:50 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 07:51:59-04

WORLD — 71-year-old Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Prince Charles and Camilla are at Birkhall, his private residence in Scotland. The Queen and Prince Philip are at Windsor Castle. The Cambridges are also in the countryside at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

Buckingham Palace had this to say:

“Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”

A Clarence House spokesman released this statement:

“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 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. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

“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.”