Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles is the first British royal to test positive for the virus.


Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II's son and the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating in Scotland.

The 71-year-old is the first British royal to test positive for the virus that has caused worldwide outbreaks.

His wife Camilla tested negative for the virus. The couple is self-isolating at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, according to reports.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen remains in "good health."

Prince Charles is the eldest child of the Queen and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

As someone over 70, he is considered to be at higher risk than average for coronavirus.

Earlier this month, his office said he was not yet self-isolating because UK government and medical advice at the time were not advising over-70s to do so.

Here's the statement from Clarence House:

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. 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.”

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CNN and Associated Press contributed to this report.