Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles, next in line to the thrown of England at 71-years-old has tested positive for the Coronavirus British authorities say.

The Prince of Wales is only displaying mild symptoms and is otherwise in good health, Clarence House said in a statement. It is unknown how the 71-year-old caught the virus because of his recent busy schedule of public events.

The Queen, 93, remains in “good health” and is “following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Wednesday.

The monarch last saw Prince Charles briefly after an investiture ceremony for public awards at the palace in London on March 12.

Charles has been advised he was contagious from March 13, a royal source told CNN.It is unclear why Prince Charles was advised he was not contagious earlier. The coronavirus incubation period — the amount of time from exposure to symptoms — is usually around five or six days, with a maximum of around 12 days, according to research published this month in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

You can read more from our friends over at CNN.

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