Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

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

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 11:04 am

The Duchess of Cornwall has tested negative for the virus.

They are both now isolating at the Balmoral Estate in Scotland.

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

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"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.”

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles, (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)