First member of British Royal Family tests positive for COVID-19

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Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, it's been officially confirmed.

The news was revealed in a statement released by a spokesperson, who revealed that it's not possible to identify when the Prince became infected.

The spokesperson said, "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."

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Royal reporter Richard Palmer also reported on Twitter that the Duchess of Cornwall has been tested but does not have the virus.

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He wrote, 'The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. 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.'

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Prince Charles is the first member of the British royal family to announce he's tested positive for COVID-19.

Royals in other countries have recently revealed they were suffering from the disease, like Prince Albert of Monaco.

In the UK, the royal family are taking every precaution to protect themselves and self-isolating with a very small number of support staff.

The Queen and Prince Philip left Buckingham Palace and relocated to Windsor, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to have left London to spend time at their Norfolk residence, Anmer Hall.

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.