Prince Charles, heir to the throne of UK tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, heir to the throne of UK tests positive to coronavirus

The heir apparent to the throne of the UK, Prince Charles has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Buckingham Palace has said.

According to the palace, the Prince of Wales, 71, is currently in self-isolation at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall who tested negative.

He is currently without any symptoms for the virus.

Prince Charles has fallen ill just a fortnight after meeting coronavirus-stricken Prince Albert of Monaco, who tested positive just nine days after he sat opposite the Prince of Wales at a Water Aid event in London.

This is also coming days after a member of Buckingham Palace staff tested positive for the deadly virus.

A Clarence House spokesman 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 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 spokesman said it was impossible to say where he caught it from because of the large number of public engagements he has carried out in “recent weeks”.

Prince Charles who is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, has been heir to the British throne for more than six decades.

He has also been Duke of Rothesay and Duke of Cornwall since 1952.

At the time of filling this report, United Kingdom has a total of 8,078 confirmed cases of the virus, 140 persons have been discharged with 422 death.

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