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Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

Prince of Wales, the son of Queen Elizabeth II and heir to the throne, Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19 Corona Virus.

Clarence House confirmed that the 71-year-old royal had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease in a statement today. The heir to the throne is said to have displayed "mild symptoms" on Sunday and was then tested on Monday, with the results coming through late on Tuesday night.

Prince Charles has been self-isolating in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall; who has tested negative for the illness.

According to the statement by Clarence House, "It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

On 10 March, Prince Charles hosted a WaterAid summit at Clarence House to discuss the impact of climate change on access to drinking water. The event was also attended by Prince Albert of Monaco, who last week became the first head of state confirmed to have tested positive for Corona virus.

The announcement that Prince Charles has COVID-19 comes a week after the Queen and Prince Philip moved to Windsor Castle earlier than planned for the Easter period.