Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19 for SECOND time

Clarence House confirmed that Prince Charles had tested positive for Covid-19 on February 10, 2022

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Prince Charles has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time, Clarence House has confirmed. 

  • Prince Charles has Covid-19 for a second time, royal officials have confirmed. 
  • The future King shared a statement to announce that he is now self-isolating after testing positive for the virus and expressed his sadness over having to skip his planned royal duties today.
  • This royal news comes after the Charles' 'exhausted' appearance left fans concerned for his health at the start of the month. 

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's official Twitter account shared a statement to confirm the news that the future King has tested positive for the virus again.

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"This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating," the announcement said. 

"HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today's events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible."

Charles, 73, first had Covid back in March of 2020 when he was the first member of the royal family to contract the virus, in the early days of the pandemic. 

Prince Charles Covid - Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2nd R) pose for pictures with (from L) Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy during a reception to celebrate the British Asian Trust at The British Museum on February 9, 2022 in London.

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Yesterday, the Prince of Wales, who is double vaccinated and boosted, joined Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel at a black tie event for the British Asian Trust.

Charles made a speech at the big event last night and chatted and shook hands with guests, before testing positive for Covid today. 

Speaking about his first bout of Covid back in 2020, Charles admitted he was lucky to have not suffered severe symptoms. 

"I was lucky in my case... but I've had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through.

"I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time. That, to me, is the most ghastly thing," he added. 

Royal fans quickly responded on social media to wish Charles well, upon hearing the news. 

"Best wishes for a speedy recovery to The Prince Of Wales," one wrote. 

"2nd time…? Recover well Prince Charles best wishes to you and family," another penned. 

"Please take care and know you & Camilla are in our prayers," a third chipped in.

Another supporter expressed concern over the Queen, writing, "Sorry to hear this. I hope you have a speedy recovery and feel better soon. I hope your mum the Queen is safe and hasn’t been infected."

It is unknown if the Queen or any other royal family member has also caught the virus, however Prince Charles is expected to have seen Her Majesty over the past few days. 

Charles carried out investitures at Windsor Castle yesterday, and while the monarch was not in attendance, it's possible that her son would have paid a visit to her, as she is currently using the castle as her main residence. 

Caitlin Elliott
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Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.