Prince Charles has been diagnosed with coronavirus, but is in "good health"
25 March 2020, 10:43 | Updated: 25 March 2020, 11:58
The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, a Buckingham Palace statement has confirmed.
The 71-year-old, who is first in line to the throne, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and has mild symptoms, "but otherwise remains in good health".
The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested, but does not have the virus.
The royal couple have continued to work from home while self-isolating at the Balmoral estate in Scotland.
A Clarence House spokesperson confirmed: "The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.
"The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland."
The Prince of Wales' diagnosis comes after Monaco's Prince Albert announced he had tested positive for the disease, just nine days after he sat opposite Prince Charles at a WaterAid event in London.
The royal representative added: "The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
"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."