Prince Charles has provided a promising update on the Queen’s health after she was diagnosed with a virus over a week ago.
On Tuesday, March 1, Charles attended a City Day in Southend-on-Sea, England, on behalf of the Queen where he revealed to Hello! Magazine journalist, Janice Jacom, that his mother was recovering well.
“I asked the Prince about his mother, and he said, ‘She’s a lot better now — it was very mild.’ It was a bit worrying as the Queen is getting on a bit, but I think she’s absolutely wonderful,” said Jacom.
The Prince also told local man, Raymond Gibson, of his mother’s promising road to recovery, sharing that she’d suffered a mild brush with Covid-19.
“I asked how his mum was, he said she’s had very slight Covid-19 so she’s okay,” Gibson told Town & Country.
Prince Charles’s visit to Southend-on-Sea comes as he presented the ‘Letters Patent’ on behalf of the Queen to formally enable the town to change its status to a city.
The status change commemorates a special memorial to the city’s late Member of Parliament, David Amess, who was fatally stabbed on October 15, 2021.
Southend-on-Sea is officially a city!
On behalf of The Queen, The Prince of Wales has presented the ‘Letters Patent’ to formally enable the town to change its status.
Southend was granted this new status in tribute to the late Sir David Amess MP. pic.twitter.com/16dlj5Dqzq
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) March 1, 2022
On Sunday, February 20, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II had tested positive for Covid-19, revealing that she was suffering from “mild, cold-like symptoms” and would continue to undertake “light duties” as she recovered.
???? Today The Queen held Audiences via video link from Windsor Castle.
As they take up their roles as Ambassadors, HE Mr Jukka Siukosaari from Finland and HE Mr. Manar Dabbas from Jordan, both presented their ‘Credentials’ to Her Majesty remotely from Buckingham Palace. pic.twitter.com/O5si5yDNis
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 17, 2022
Despite this, the Queen cancelled multiple virtual engagements in the week after her diagnosis, causing considerable concern for fans. However, on Wednesday, February 23, she conducted her weekly meeting with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson with no issues.
She has since made a full recovery, with the Daily Mail reporting the Queen attended a family gathering at Frogmore Cottage this week. Her Majesty reportedly met with a number of family members, including her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice and her newborn daughter Sienna, as well as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three young children.