Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Royal Coronavirus Count Grows: The Prince of Wales Tests Positive

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This morning, Clarence House announced that Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are self-isolating at Balmoral. Charles is said to be experiencing mild symptoms. Camilla was also tested and her results were negative for the virus. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, it was noted that The Queen is in "good health" and last saw her eldest son on 12 March. Her Majesty is at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prince of Wales is the seventh known royal COVID-19 case:
  1. Archduke Karl of Austria (born 1961)
  2. Prince Antônio of Orleans and Bragança (born 1950)
  3. Prince Francisco of Orleans and Bragança (born 1955)
  4. Prince Alberto of Orleans and Bragança (born 1957)
  5. Princess Maritza of Orleans and Bragança (born 1961)
  6. Prince Albert II of Monaco (born 1958)
  7. The Prince of Wales (born 1948)
Prince Charles has been in touch with his sons, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex. Certain members of staff at Balmoral are self-isolating as a precautionary measure.

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