Queen Elizabeth II Tests Positive For COVID-19 Virus
The Britain’s 95-year old Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for Covid-19 virus on Sunday but her symptoms are “mild” and she intends to continue with her light duties at her Windsor Castle residence, aides said.
The news comes in just after Prince Charles, the queen’s eldest son and heir, tested positive on February 10, two days after meeting his mother at Windsor.
No information was given then on whether Queen Elizabeth had herself taken a test. She resumed in-person audiences at the castle last week, but complained to one attendee of suffering from stiffness.
“Buckingham Palace also confirm that the queen has today tested positive for Covid,” a statement from the palace said.
“Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week,” it said.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.”
While normally secretive about the queen’s health, the palace has previously confirmed that she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 virus.