The Queen has tested positive for Covid-19

Feb 21, 2022
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Queen Elizabeth celebrates the start of the Platinum Jubilee (Photo Joe Giddens - by WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for Covid-19, Buckingham Palace has announced on Sunday February 20th, UK time.

According to the announcement, she has been experiencing “mild, cold-like symptoms”  but expects to continue to undertake “light duties” from her home in Windsor over the coming week.

“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines,” the palace said.

Prince Charles, her oldest son and heir to the monarchy, tested positive on February 10th, having met with his mother two days prior. Just days later, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, tested positive.

There are reports that a number of staff and family members at Windsor Castle have tested positive.

Many well-wishes have been pouring into Twitter from politicians and world leaders.  Boris Johnson sent a message on behalf of the country.

“I’m sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health.”

Scott Morrison didn’t mess around with words, tweeting, “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a speedy recovery from COVID”.  and the Archbishop of Canterbury asked that the country pray for the Queen;s “comfort and swift recovery”.

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