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”.
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.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) February 20, 2022
Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a speedy recovery from COVID.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) February 20, 2022
Every Sunday across the Church of England we pray for Her Majesty The Queen.
We pray today especially for her comfort and swift recovery, and for all suffering from Covid.
— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) February 20, 2022