Prince Charles, 71, tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, 71, tests positive for coronavirus

Clarence House said: "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."

His wife Camilla, 72, tested negative for the bug, with the couple now self-isolating at their home in Birkhall at Balmoral, Scotland.

It is believed Charles tested positive on Monday night, with another six members of staff now isolating with them.

They added: "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.”

Prince Charles met with Prince Albert of Monaco earlier this month, who later tested positive for coronavirus.

The 62-year-old ruler tested positive just nine days after he sat opposite the Prince of Wales at a WaterAid event in London.

Charles himself was most recently seen at an Australian bushfire relief event on March 12.

He had been avoiding shaking hands with members of the public at a number of events recently, instead choosing to use the namaste gesture.

And the royal had last appeared in public with the Queen at Westminster Abbey when senior royals including Prince William and Prince Harry went to the Commonwealth Service on March 9.