Queen Elizabeth, 95, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, according to Buckingham Palace, but she expects to continue light duties this week.
“The queen tested positive for COVID today,” She will continue to receive medical attention and will adhere to all applicable guidelines,” the Palace stated.
The heir to the throne, Charles, 73, backed out of an event earlier this month after contracting coronavirus for the second time. According to a palace source, he only met the queen a few days before.
The queen’s health, as the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, has been in the spotlight since she spent a night in the hospital last October for an unspecified ailment and was then advised to rest by her doctors.
Elizabeth joked to members of the royal household on Wednesday that she couldn’t move much as she attended her first in-person engagement since Charles tested positive.