Prince Charles tests positive but ‘remains in good health’

  • Prince Charles tests positive but ‘remains in good health’

Prince Charles tests positive but ‘remains in good health’

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home with "mild symptoms", says Clarence House.

The 71-year-old is displaying mild symptoms of COVID-19 "but otherwise remains in good health", Clarence House said in a statement.

The 71-year-old and his wife Camilla - who does not have COVID-19 - are now self-isolating in Scotland, Clarence House said.

Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, was also tested and returned a negative result. The prince's Clarence House office reported on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 that the 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland.

'The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing'.

The heir to the throne, has been under self-isolation in Scotland since the outbreak of the disease and is said to be "in good health" otherwise.

The spokesman said it was impossible to say where he caught it from because of the large number of public engagements he has carried out in "recent weeks".

Britain's Prince Charles has tested positive to coronavirus. The prince travelled to Birkhall on Sunday and he was tested on Monday.

The shock diagnosis comes after Queen Elizabeth II fled to Windsor Castle to self isolate.