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Charles, the Prince of Wales, has tested positive for Coronavirus and is self-isolating with “mild symptoms” at his home in Scotland.

The 71-year-old heir to the British throne is “in good health,” according to his London office, Clarence House, and is self-isolating with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The Duchess has also been tested for COVID-19 but her test came back negative.

“He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” a Clarence House spokesperson said. “It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”

Buckingham Palace has since confirmed that Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, is “in good health”.

The Palace’s full statement reads: “Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”

Queen Elizabeth II, 93, released an official statement last week encouraging British citizens to maintain solidarity at this difficult time. “At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with the focus on the common goal,” said Elizabeth, who has been Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms since 1952.

Since her statement, the U.K. has been placed on so-called “lockdown” by the government, meaning citizens are only allowed to leave their homes for “essential reasons” such as picking up provisions or a once-daily bout of exercise.

Our best wishes go out to Prince Charles, whom everyone hopes will recover fully as quickly as possible.

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By Nick Levine