Duchess of Cornwall forced to cancel Cheltenham trip due to health issues

Mar 17, 2022
The Duchess of Cornwall has cancelled her second royal appearance. Source: Getty

The Duchess of Cornwall was forced to cancel her appearance at Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, March 16, due to poor health. 

Camilla, 74, was scheduled to spend the day at Cheltenham where she was to present the winning trophy to the owner, jockey and trainer of the Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase.

However, Clearance House has confirmed that the royal will not be attending the racing event as she is still recovering from her recent Covid-19 diagnosis.  

London’s Daily Express royal reporter, Richard Palmer tweeted “it’s understood she is trying to pace herself and she recovers from the bout of Covid-19 she had last month.” 

Camilla, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, had gone into self-isolation following her initial positive diagnosis.  

Hello, reports that although she is no longer Covid-19 positive “she has been left with a slight cough and it is understood she is pacing herself after her illness.” 

This marks the second event that the Duchess has cancelled this week. She has previously cancelled an appearance at an evening event on Monday, March 14, where she was meant to meet High Commissioners and Commonwealth Secretariat staff with Prince Charles. Despite her lingering symptoms, the royal was well enough to attend the Commonwealth Day services earlier that same day. 


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Clarence House (@clarencehouse)

Camilla and her husband, Prince Charles, both tested positive for Covid-19 after Charles was reinfected with the virus in February. 

Shortly after Charles and Camilla tested positive, Queen Elizabeth was then also diagnosed with Covid-19. 

The 95-year-old monarch was said to be “experiencing mild cold-like symptoms” and cancelled scheduled virtual meetings due to her illness.

Though Queen Elizabeth has since recovered and resumed her royal duties, she has limited her public appearances and has made the decision to continue to live in Windsor Castle, where she has been residing since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Do you think Camilla should take some time to rest?

Please sign in to post a comment.
Retrieving conversation…
Stories that matter
Emails delivered daily
Sign up