Concerns are growing for Queen Elizabeth II’s health after meeting the now COVID-19 positive Prince Charles. Two days before the Prince of Wales confirmed he had contracted the virus, he met Her Majesty at the palace.
Queen Elizabeth is now 95, making her more susceptible to the disease. However, the palace has not yet announced whether she is positive or not, but every effort is being made to ensure that she is in the best of health.
The Express reported that the future king tested positive on Thursday February 10. A palace source revealed he was in touch with his mother after they met on Tuesday February 8 before receiving the test result.
The prince held a dedication ceremony at Windsor Castle, the monarch’s residence, at the time. Fortunately, the head of the Commonwealth realm is not yet showing any symptoms of the disease.
Currently, Clarence House has officially announced that Prince Charles has self-isolated and confirmed he has been triple vaccinated. He was due to attend another royal appointment in Winchester, but it may have been postponed.
It is the second time Prince William and Prince Harry’s father has contracted the virus. The first time was in March 2020 when he showed mild symptoms, although he remained in good health.
Daily Mail revealed aid workers learned Princess Diana’s former husband tested positive after taking a routine test before making any public appearances. Although there are no words as to whether he has any symptoms, this seems to indicate that he has none.
However, the palace did not provide any further details on Prince Charles’ health. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, on the other hand, tested negative.
Although the future queen consort lives with Prince Charles, she does not need to self-isolate as she is now fully vaccinated. Today it is no longer necessary for people who have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person to self-isolate.
In the UK, people showing symptoms of the virus or who have tested positive must self-isolate for 10 days. This period can be reduced to five days after two negative lateral flow tests.
Queen Elizabeth is also not required to isolate as she is believed to be fully vaccinated. However, since she had been in contact with her son in the last 48 hours before the positive result, she had to take a lateral flow test every day for a week.
Russell Myers, the royal editor of the Daily Mirror, tweeted that Buckingham Palace has yet to confirm or deny whether the Queen contracted the coronavirus after meeting Prince Charles.