London: The 71-year-old heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, according to reports.
He is presently in self-isolating with “mild symptoms,” according to Clarence House office on Wednesday.
The reports said the Prince of Wales’ wife, Camilla, 72, the Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative for COVID-19. They are in self-quarantine at their home, Burnham, on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
The office of the prince 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”.
New agencies quoting a royal source said that the prince was tested Monday and got the results on Tuesday.
The Buckingham Palace said Her Majesty, the Queen remains in good health. It was not yet known when Charles first displayed symptoms.
He met Prince Albert, Monaco’s head of state, nine days before Albert announced he had contracted the virus. They met March 10 at a WaterAid event in London, where Charles gave a speech.