Prince Charles out of self-isolation after recovering from coronavirus

Heir to the British throne is now in 'good health'

Sarah Young
Monday 30 March 2020 13:45
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Prince of Wales out of self-isolation

Prince Charles is now out of self-isolation and in “good health” after testing positive for coronavirus.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the royal issued an update regarding the 71-year-old’s health, saying: “Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, The Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation”.

The prince was in isolation for a total of seven days and is now said to be in “good health” and “operating under the current standard government and medical restrictions that apply nationwide”.

The Duchess of Cornwall remains in self-isolation as per the government’s guidelines, which advises that those with symptoms must self-isolate for seven days, while family members without symptoms must do so for 14 days.

Last week, Clarence House confirmed that the Prince of Wales was self-isolating at home in Scotland after displaying mild symptoms of Covid-19.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, who did not have the virus, was also staying at the Birkhall residence but was separating herself from the prince.

A Clarence House spokesperson said at the time: “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 Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.

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“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.”

Following the announcement that Prince Charles had tested positive for the coronavirus, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II was “in good health”.

The Palace spokesperson said: “Her Majesty The Queen 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.”

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