Britain’s Prince Charles has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Clarence House says he’s been ‘displaying mild symptoms’ but is otherwise in good health.
The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested, but doesn’t have it.
Buckingham Palace said the Queen last saw her son on 12 March, but also “remains in good health”.
The Queen, the palace added, “is 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. 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.”
Charles has fallen ill just a fortnight after meeting coronavirus-stricken Prince Albert of Monaco and both Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral.
The statement that Prince Charles “met the criteria required for testing” by the NHS in Aberdeenshire is puzzling. The NHS Scotland website states that, generally, testing for Covid-19 will only be carried out “if you have a serious illness that requires admission to hospital.” pic.twitter.com/KLnu61rya7
— James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) March 25, 2020