The corona virus pandemic does not stop at the British royals either. Now there is the first confirmed case of illness: Prince Charles tested positive for Sars-CoV-2. So is the heir to the throne now.
The British royal family has its first confirmed coronavirus case: According to a statement by the royal family, heir to the throne, Prince Charles (71), has tested positive for Sars-CoV-2.
Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son had just canceled his planned trips to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Jordan a few days ago. To protect himself from coronavirus infection. The Prince of Wales went to Balmoral Castle in self-isolation with his wife Camilla Parker Bowles. But all precautionary measures are said to have been in vain. The test for Sars-CoV-2 was positive. Duchess Camilla, on the other hand, was not affected, according to the “Daily Mail”, the test with Prince Charles’ wife was negative.
According to the palace, Prince Charles is said to be doing well in the circumstances. The heir apparent had only mild symptoms of Covid-19, was not bedridden and had been able to work from home in the past few days. However, at the age of 71, Prince Charles belongs to a group with an increased risk from the lung disease Covid-19. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles should follow the quarantine guidelines and be quarantined at Balmoral Castle for the next two weeks.
The British heir to the throne may have been infected with the corona virus at a meeting with Prince Albert of Monaco. The Monegasque prince also fell ill with Covid-19. The Royals met at a charity event in London and greeted each other with a handshake.
It was initially unclear whether Queen Elizabeth II (93) and her husband, Prince Philip (98), were also tested. The two had already moved to Windsor Castle, west of London, last week. Because of their age, they are considered to be particularly at risk.
A few weeks ago, Charles and Camilla had been joking about the coronavirus. “I’m in self-isolation,” said Duchess Camilla, when she entered a one-person bunker in early March while visiting the London Transport Museum.