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Prince Charles, tests positive for coronavirus

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, in the background, leave after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, Monday, March 9, 2020. The annual service, organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, Clarence House has said.

A Clarence House spokesman said the Duchess of Cornwall had also been tested but does not have the virus.

The BBC reported that Clarence House has confirmed the positive test for the Prince of Wales

Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a spokesman said.

Clarence House said Charles and Camilla were now self-isolating at Balmoral, adding that the prince has been working at home over the last few days.

An official statement read: “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.”

The Guardian.com reported that Prince Charles’s last public engagement was on March 12, 2020, but he did have a number of private meetings with Highgrove and Duchy individuals, all of whom have been made aware.

A small number of people living and working at Birkhall are remaining at the residence and self-isolating.

A source told PA that Charles had not seen the Queen since the morning of March 12, the Guardian reported.

Buckingham Palace said “the Queen remains in good health”.