LONDON — Camilla, the spouse of Prince Charles, has examined constructive for the coronavirus, 4 days after her husband was reported to be reinfected, Clarence Home, their royal family, mentioned on Monday.
The announcement is prone to fan additional issues concerning the well being of Queen Elizabeth II, who was involved with Charles, her eldest son, two days earlier than he examined constructive. Buckingham Palace has not commented on the queen’s situation since final week, when it mentioned she was not exhibiting signs of Covid-19.
The palace has declined to say whether or not the queen, who’s 95, had been examined for the virus. She was scheduled to carry video calls with international dignitaries from Windsor Fort this week, however the palace has not mentioned whether or not they may go forward.
Clarence Home has been equally circumspect with particulars about Camilla, who is named the Duchess of Cornwall. It didn’t describe the severity of her signs, after saying final week that Charles was struggling gentle signs. Charles and Camilla have each had two doses, and booster pictures, of a coronavirus vaccine.
“Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall has examined constructive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating,” Clarence Home mentioned in a press release. An official mentioned the family wouldn’t present a working commentary on her medical situation.
Charles, who’s 73 and the inheritor to the throne, canceled a go to to Winchester on the final minute on Thursday after testing constructive. He suffered a bout of Covid early within the pandemic, months earlier than a vaccine was out there. Camilla, 74, examined detrimental for the virus final week and continued along with her engagements.
The royal household has been extraordinarily guarded in its dialogue of well being points involving members of the family. Prince William, the eldest son of Charles, contracted Covid in April 2020 across the similar time as his father, however the palace didn’t disclose it on the time, and the information solely filtered out months later.
Buckingham Palace mentioned little concerning the queen’s situation final October when she fell ailing and canceled a number of public engagements. She was briefly hospitalized, a incontrovertible fact that the palace confirmed solely after a London tabloid broke the information. Folks near the palace described it as a case of “exhaustion.”
The palace has not confirmed that the queen, who turns 96 in April, has been absolutely vaccinated. The queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, did get a primary dose at Windsor Fort quickly after vaccines have been out there.
The queen thrust Camilla into the information final week for happier causes. In a press release issued on the seventieth anniversary of her accession to the throne, the queen mentioned she hoped that when Charles succeeded her, Camilla can be often called queen — a serious endorsement that the couple had lengthy sought from the monarch.
“We’re deeply aware of the respect represented by my mom’s want,” Charles mentioned in a press release. “As now we have sought collectively to serve and help Her Majesty and the individuals of our communities, my darling spouse has been my very own steadfast help all through.”