The Prince of Wales tested positive for the virus.
Clarence House has announced that the royal has tested positive for coronavirus. Prince Charles, who is 71, is said to be displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health," according to a statement. "In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland," the Clarence House statement read. "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."
Clarence House released a statement about his and his wife's health.
After his diagnosis, the prince began self-isolating in Scotland at his residence of Birkhall in Aberdeenshire. A spokesman also said that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who is 72 years old, was also tested for the coronavirus but her test came back negative. Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral in Scotland.
Prince Charles attended an event last week.
He had attended a number of events in recent weeks. At the Trust Awards last week, the royal made it a point to avoid making contact with other people by coming up with an alternative handshake. He has been around so many people, it would be difficult to narrow down where he contracted the virus from.
A message from the Queen
Prince Charles has not been hospitalized, according to a royal source. The royal was reportedly tested because he met the criteria for a test, due to his age and medical history. After testing positive, he was told that his diagnosis is "unlikely to escalate into a more serious case." The source said that he has spoken to the Queen and to his sons William and Harry since his diagnosis.