Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has tested positive for Covid-19.The monarch, 95, is understood to be experiencing ‘mild cold like symptoms’, but is expected to continue with light duties at Windsor over the coming week.
According to dailymail report, she will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines.
It is understood a number of cases have been diagnosed in the Windsor Castle team.
It comes just two weeks after the Queen reached her historic Platinum Jubilee, celebrating 70 years on the throne on February 6.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement today: ‘Buckingham Palace confirm that The Queen has today tested positive for Covid.’
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.’
The Royal Household has its own royal physicians and the Queen’s doctors will be on hand to take care of and monitor the head of state, with Professor Sir Huw Thomas, head of the Medical Household and Physician to the Queen, expected to be in charge.
The monarch carried out her first major public engagement for more than three months on February 5, the eve of her Jubilee, when she met charity workers at Sandringham House and cut a celebratory cake – using a walking stick to rest on.
The Queen is understood to be triple vaccinated, but she had been on doctors’ order to rest since mid October, after cancelling a run of engagements and spending a night in hospital undergoing preliminary tests.
She is believed to have spent time with son Prince Charles on February 8, when he hosted an investiture at her Windsor Castle home, before he tested positive a few days later.
The Duchess of Cornwall also tested positive for Covid, Clarence House confirmed on Monday, with a statement adding that the duchess was self isolating.