Boris Johnson coronavirus: Queen last saw prime minister over two weeks ago, Buckingham Palace says

Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus

'I am now self-isolating' Boris Johnson shares video message after testing positive for coronavirus

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson has confirmed the Queen last saw Boris Johnson just over two weeks ago.

On Friday 27 March, the prime minister announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus after displaying mild symptoms.

With regards to the Queen’s most recent meeting with Mr Johnson, a Palace spokesperson said: “Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the Prime Minister on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare.”

Their following meeting, held on 18 March, was conducted via telephone as have their subsequent conversations.

On the NHS website, it states that symptoms for the coronavirus can take 14 days to appear.

In a video shared on his Twitter account, the prime minister stated that over the past 24 hours, he developed “mild symptoms” for Covid-19.

The politician followed the advice of chief medical officer Chris Whitty to undergo a test, which came back with a positive result.

“I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” he tweeted.

“Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives.”

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Prince of Wales had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Clarence House stated that the heir apparent displayed mild symptoms of the virus “but otherwise remains in good health”.

A Palace spokesperson released a statement concerning the Queen’s health and when she last saw her eldest son.

The statement released by the Palace echoed the one published regarding the monarch’s most recent meeting with the prime minister, stating that Queen Elizabeth II “remains in good health”.

“The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare,” the spokesperson said.

The royal family recently shared a rare photograph of the Queen conducting her weekly audience with the prime minister over the phone.

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