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Prince Charles Is Out of Self-Isolation After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles. Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Prince Charles left self-isolation on Monday, one week after he became the first member of the royal family to test positive for coronavirus. According to the BBC, the 71-year-old is “in good health,” having experienced mild COIVD-19 symptoms. He is reportedly following the UK’s government instructions.

Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II and first in line for the British throne, has been working from his Birkhall home in Scotland while isolating, Reuters reports. Although she tested negative for the virus, Charles’s wife — Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall — will stay in self-isolation until the end of the week.

Announcing the test results on March 25, a spokesperson said in a statement that it was “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.” The BBC reported that the Duke of Wales made his last pre-isolation public appearance at a dinner party on March 12, where he appeared healthy.

The queen saw Charles that morning, but according to Buckingham Palace, “remains in good health.” She is self-quarantined at Windsor Castle as a protective measure. Another royal, Princess Beatrice, canceled her wedding, which had been scheduled to take place at Buckingham Palace in May, over concerns about taking “unnecessary risks in the current circumstance,” particularly when it comes to “the well-being of older family members.”

As of Monday evening, the U.K. had confirmed 22,141 COVID-19 cases and 1,408 deaths resulting from the virus.

Prince Charles Out of Isolation After Coronavirus Diagnosis