Clarence House has confirmed that 71-year-old Prince Charles, has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus. Prince Charles is Queen Elizabeth II’s son and the heir to the British throne. The Prince of Wales is only displaying mild symptoms and is otherwise in good health, Clarence House said in a statement. It is not known how the 71-year-old caught the virus because of his busy schedule of public events recently.
“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,” Clarence House said.
The virus that originated in China, is now haunting the entire world and has become a global crisis.
Charles was tested on Monday and got results on Tuesday, the source said. He is self-isolating at his Scottish residence of Birkhall in Aberdeenshire, on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate, with the small number of staff keeping separate from him, the source added. His wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is self-isolating separately. She has been tested and does not have the virus, according to the statement from Clarence House.
Amid the life-threatening health crisis, the UK government has advised those most at risk, including everyone over the age of 70, to self-isolate and stay away from social gatherings.