HRH Prince Charles has caught Covid, again, after first having contracted it in March 2020, about the time the pandemic was spreading in Britain. At the time, he had only mild symptoms, later stating that he “got away with it quite lightly.” He also said, “I was lucky in my case but I’ve had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through.”
Now, he has it again, although there has been no mention of the severity of the infection this time. The heir to the British throne is isolating, as per a statement, but he was hobnobbing with others, officially, just hours before his diagnosis.
Prince Charles Is Vaxxed & Boosted
In December 2021, on the anniversary of the first Covid vaccination, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall urged their subjects to get vaccinated, stating they had received their booster jabs. The statement from the royal couple read, “We can only urge you to look at the evidence in our intensive care wards. “People who are unvaccinated are at least 10 times more likely to be hospitalized or die than those who have had two vaccine doses.”
Prince Charles was infected with Covid in March 2020, before the vaccines were available but the couple had received their first vaccinations by February 2021.
They extended their gratitude over the vaccinations, saying, “We can only offer our most heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all the scientists, volunteers, and workers across the NHS who have helped bring about this extraordinary achievement.”
They also urged the public not to hesitate, saying, “We urge everyone to get vaccinated and to take up the booster, as we have done ourselves.”
Clarence House Issued A Formal Statement
Clarence House, the Twitter handle of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, issued a formal statement, “This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating. HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today’s events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible.”
This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating.
HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today’s events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible.
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) February 10, 2022
While many Twitter users expressed their sympathy, wishing Prince Charles a speedy recovery, there were some I-told-you-so’s as well. Wrote one Twitter user, “sorry to hear that Prince Charles has tested positive again, but unfortunately, this is the risk you take if you don’t wear a face-covering during a pandemic. It is also not setting a good example or showing any consideration for the vulnerable.”
Others found it slightly suspicious, “Something fishy here surely. HRH has been double-vaxxed, so how can he possibly be made ill by Omicron, the mildest variant of all? Draw your own conclusions.”
While the prince is vaxxed and boosted, it’s not confirmed as to when he last came in contact with his mother, the Queen, who marked her platinum jubilee on Sunday. She also expressed her “sincere wish” for Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall to be named Queen Consort once Charles is king.
Prince Charles’ Diagnosis Comes Hours After Meetings
The news of Prince Charles being Covid Positive comes hours after he met many people at the British Museum, celebrating the work of the British Asian Trust, of which he is the founding patron.
At the time, he gave a speech as well, saying, “I cannot quite believe it is almost two years to the day that my wife and myself were able to be with all of you to celebrate the work of the British Asian Trust. Since then, across the globe, there has been a terrible loss of life from COVID-19 and we have especially seen the devastating impact throughout South Asia. In these most challenging times, the British Asian Trust has run four significant fundraising appeals which have so far raised almost £20m ($27 million).”
After the positive test, Prince Charles has gone into isolation, meanwhile, the duchess continued with her engagements visiting Paddington Haven.
Worried subjects pray for his quick recovery, especially since there is no news about how ill he is. As one of his royal subjects wrote, “Hope it’s a hardly know you have it mild case. It’s a nuisance regardless but at least not to be sick would be a blessing.”
Another seemed a little more worried about their monarch, commenting, “Sorry to hear this. I hope you have a speedy recovery and feel better soon. I hope your mum The Queen is safe and hasn’t been infected.”