Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

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LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

FILE – In this March 11, 2020 file photo, Britain’s Prince Charles, gesture as he greets musician Ronnie Wood as he arrives at the annual Prince’s Trust Awards 2020 held at the London Palladium, Wednesday March 25, 2020. Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. 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. It says his wife Camilla has tested negative. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, File)

The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said.

It says his wife Camilla, 72, has tested negative.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,’’ Clarence House said. “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 tests were carried out by the National Health Service in Scotland.

“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.”

Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth II remains at her home in Windsor.

FILE – In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Stephen Mear, right, receives his CBE from Britain’s Prince Charles, during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. 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. It says his wife Camilla has tested negative.(Yui Mok/PA via AP, File)

Charles last saw the queen on March 12, according to a BBC report.

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