Prince Charles tests positive for Coronavirus while in Scotland

Prince Charles in Scotland

Prince Charles has tested positive for Coronavirus, while in Scotland.  His wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was also tested for COVID-19 but has tested negative.

The tests were carried out by the Scottish NHS.  The couple are currently staying at Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire.

Clarence House confirmed that the 71 year old had carried out a large number of public engagements recently, which had led to him contracting the bug.

The official statement 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 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."

There are now fears that the Queen, who is 93 years of age, may also contract the virus.  She is currently 'social distancing' at Windsor Castle with husband Prince Philip, 98.  She last had contact with Charles in Scotland on the 12th of March.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said "Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health.

"The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of March 12 and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare."

A source has said that Prince Charles' Doctor believes that he became contagious on March the 13th, one day after he met with the Queen.  The source added that Charles and Camilla remained in good spirits and that Charles was up and and about and not bedridden.

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