Britain’s Prince Charles, 71, heir to the throne has been tested positive for the coronavirus. His wife Camilla is tested negative but the couple is in self-isolation in Scotland.
The Buckingham Palace confirmed the positive test report of Prince Charles. “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” it said in a statement, using his official title.
“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 (Camilla) 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 couple were tested by National Health Service in Aberdeenshire in northeast Scotland
“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,” it added.
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace has confirmed Queen Elizabeth, 93 and husband Prince Philips 98 are in good health. They both are spending time in Windsor Castle.
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Prince Charles was recently spotted at an Australian bushfire relief event on March 12 but started showing symptoms this weekend.
Prince Charles showed symptoms on Monday after being flown privately a day earlier to Scotland. Another six-member staff is also themselves.
Prince Charles had met Prince Alberta of Monaco who was later tested positive for coronavirus. Prince Charles had adopted an Indian greeting style Namaste to greet and meet people at Buckingham Palace.
He greeted Baroness Floella Benjamin with a Namaste bow to avoid handshake with her as a precaution to coronavirus.
As people are advised to avoid handshakes, Prince Charles has adopted an Indian style to meet and greet people. He was spotted adopting the same style of greeting when he arrived at London Palladium in his car.
A 12-second video showed Prince Charles stepping out of his car and offering his hand for a shake, then suddenly recalls the precautions and greets people with Namaste.