The Prince of Wales has returned a positive test for Coronavirus and is now said to be working from home with mild symptoms.

According to a spokesman from Clarence House, he was “displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual”.

Prince Charles, 71, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, are now self-isolating themselves at their home in Scotland.

According to a spokesman, The Duchess has also been tested for the virus but did not have it.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” the spokesman 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 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.  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.”

Tracing his movements

The last public event Prince Charles attended was a reception and dinner in aid of the Australian Bushfire Relief Effort on 12 March at Mansion House in London.

Earlier that day the Prince of Wales had attended a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, where he greeted recipients with a non-contact gesture due to concerns about the spread of the illness.

On 10 March, he hosted a WaterAid summit at Clarence House to discuss the impact of climate change on access to drinking water.

The last time The Queen saw Prince Charles was briefly after the Investiture at Buckingham Palace on 12 March.  She has since moved to isolate herself at Windsor Castle.

The Palace has confirmed they are following all necessary processes to track his movements and those he’s been in contact with.

More to follow.

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