Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, who turned 95 last April, has contracted the coronavirus. The information was confirmed at Buckingham Palace.
The disease proceeds in a mild form. The Queen is currently experiencing “mild symptoms” similar to those of a cold. Under medical supervision and following the instructions of doctors, Elizabeth II will continue to perform “easy duties” over the next week, reports The Telegraph, citing representatives of the palace.
The Queen appears to have been infected by her son, Prince Charles , whom she saw two days before he tested positive for COVID-19. The wife of the Prince of Wales, Camilla Parker-Bowles, was also infected.
This year, Elizabeth II celebrates a record 70 years since ascending the throne – no monarch of the country has ruled for so long. The main Platinum Reign Jubilee celebrations will take place on the announced long weekend from 2 to 5 June.
In a celebratory speech on the eve of the milestone date, Her Majesty stated her desire for Camilla Parker-Bowles to be crowned queen consort once Prince Charles becomes king.
NEW: Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for COVID-19.
The monarch is experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. https://t.co/TmcA9tTzJQ
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