Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, 12 days after Prince Charles – who also tested positive – visited his mother in Windsor.
At the time, however, the 95-year-old monarch had no Covid-19 symptoms.
Queen Elizabeth tests positive
Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen’s Covid-19 status. The palace said her symptoms are mild and she plans to continue with “light duties”.
“Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold symptoms but expects to continue light duty in Windsor over the next week,” the message reads.
The palace said Queen Elizabeth will receive “medical assistance and follow all applicable guidelines”. The palace previously confirmed that the queen has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Prince Andrew sexual assault scandal
The Queen’s Covid-19 fears come amid the royal family’s sexual assault scandal. Earlier this month, Prince Andrew settled a civil lawsuit over sexual assault in the U.S.
According to several US news outlets, the Queen’s youngest son is said to have settled for £12 million (R246 million), which Queen Elizabeth partially funded.
Prince Andrew, 61, was stripped of his royal and patronage and military titles in January 2022, and his military affiliations have been returned to the Queen.
The Queen’s Husband, Prince Philip, deceased 99 years old in April 2021,
Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee
On February 6, Queen Elizabeth will celebrate 70 years on the throne and on June 2, 2022, national celebrations will be held to mark her Platinum Jubilee.
During her birthday parade – known as Trooping the Color Over – some 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday.
The parade starts at Buckingham Palace and continues through The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, along with members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.
The Parade concludes with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by the Queen and members of the Royal Family from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.