Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus


Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has announced.

In a statement issued this morning Clarence House said the 71 year-old was tested over the weekend and the results were positive.

Prince Charles tests positive

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus”, Clarence House said in a statement.

“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.

Camilla not infected

“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.

Royal couple: Charles and Camilla are in isolation at their Scottish residence.

“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.”

First in line to succeed his mother to the throne, the crown prince is believed to have last met with the Queen on 12 March.

It is thought he contracted the COVID-19 virus due to the large numbers of people he meets going about his royal duties.