Sadly, Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19.
Buckingham Palace announced the news on Sunday, saying that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, now 95 years of age, was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms.” They added that she is expected to carry out “light duties” at Windsor Castle in the coming weeks as she recovered.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace added. It is reported that the Queen has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Queen Elizabeth II Tests Positive For COVID-19 Shortly After Prince Charles
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
News of the Queen’s diagnosis comes shortly after Prince Charles had tested positive for the disease ten days ago. The Clarence House released a statement on behalf of the 73-year-old royal on February 10.
“This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating,” the statement read. “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 heir to the throne had first tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. At the time, he was reported to be in “good spirits” and was working at home while experiencing only “mild symptoms.”
In February 2021, multiple sources confirmed that Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Queen Elizabeth II Gives Camilla The Right To Queen Consort Title
✍️ On the eve of the 70th anniversary of her Accession to the throne, The Queen has written a message thanking the public and her family for their support, and looking forward to #PlatinumJubilee celebrations over the coming year. #HM70 pic.twitter.com/U6JfzeZMLn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 5, 2022
Shortly before Princes Charles’ recent COVID-19 diagnosis, the Queen made an announcement during her Platinum Jubilee celebration for her 70th year as monarch. Although Camilla took the lesser title of Princess Consort when she married Prince Charles approximately seventeen years ago, the Queen announced that she would like her to take the Queen Consort title when it is her time to take the throne.
“I would like to express my thanks to you all for your support. I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me,” the Queen wrote.
“And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”
A message from The Prince of Wales on the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Accession.
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) February 6, 2022
A statement by the Clarence House said that the couple was “touched and honored” by the Queen’s gesture.
Former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt said that “This is the most extraordinary message. The Queen is ensuring the transition, when it comes, to her son as king is as seamless and trouble free as possible. She’s future-proofing an institution she’s served for 70 years. And for Camilla, the journey from being the third person in a marriage to queen-in-waiting, is complete.”
God Save The Queen Starts Trending After Queen Elizabeth II’s COVID-19 Diagnosis
On Sunday, many well-wishers from across the globe took to Twitter to wish the Queen a speedy recovery.
God save our gracious Queen!⁰Long live our noble Queen!⁰God save the Queen!⁰Send her victorious,⁰Happy and glorious,⁰Long to reign over us,⁰God save the Queen. pic.twitter.com/KF8KiFnubM
— Graham Naylor (@goragray) February 20, 2022
On today, like every day, God Save the Queen.
Have full faith she will be fine.
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) February 20, 2022
🙏🏽 Wishing Her Majesty a quick recovery.
God save the Queen.
— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) February 20, 2022
Wishing Her Majesty a very speedy recovery. We need our Queen now, more than ever. Get well soon and then let us all make this Platinum Jubilee year a magnificent occasion for the whole nation! God Save The Queen! 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/xB1FDx2xFw
— Andrew Rosindell MP (@AndrewRosindell) February 20, 2022
Just reported the Queen has Covid but just mild symptoms.
Wishing our Queen well and a speedy recovery. 👑🇬🇧❤️🤍💙 pic.twitter.com/imyOb6dfXq
— Irene 🏴🇬🇧♥️🤍💙👑🎉 (@HakunaMatata26C) February 20, 2022
Her Majesty will be just fine. God save the Queen! pic.twitter.com/F8EKegNdO5
— Emma Webb 🇨🇦 (@Emma_A_Webb) February 20, 2022
Wishing Her Majesty the Queen a speedy recovery back to good health.
She may be elderly, but she is also a tough cookie, and will have the very best of care if needed.
God Save The Queen ❤️🇬🇧
— ♦️ Cathy ♦️ (@SaltyDuchess) February 20, 2022
The Queen has tested positive for Covid and has “mild cold-like symptoms” says Buckingham Palace.
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) February 20, 2022