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The Queen unwell with COVID-19

The Queen has tested positive for COVID-19 just days after Prince Charles, 73, and Camilla, 74, caught the virus.

The 95-year-old monarch is believed to be experiencing ‘mild cold-like symptoms’ as a result of the infection.

Her diagnosis comes just two weeks after the Queen commemorated her Platinum Jubilee on February 6th – marking 70 years at the helm.  

“Buckingham Palace confirm that The Queen has today tested positive for COVID,” the Palace said in a statement today.

“Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week.

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

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was quick to tweet his well wishes to the Queen, saying: “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.”

It’s believed Her Majesty had received three COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Sources say she had visited with Charles on February 8, before he tested positive just a few days later. The Duchess of Cornwall has also tested positive. All are said to be self-isolating.

Royal biographer Robert Jobson told The Mirror the Royals would no doubt be “concerned” about the Queen’s positive test.

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus to mark the start of the Platinum Jubilee on February 6.

“There is no doubt The Prince of Wales and his family will be concerned by this development and won’t be complacent,” he said.

“Charles often spends longer at Windsor Castle when he visits these days, so that he can enjoy quality time with his mother.

“Kate, Duchess of Cambridge flies to Copenhagen this week for a series of solo engagements. If there was a serious cause for concern, I am sure that overseas visit would have been postponed.

“That said, every time there is a palace bulletin about the health of the monarch, it focuses the minds of her family and her loyal subjects during this Platinum Jubilee year.” 

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