The elderly Queen and husband Prince Philip are Coronavirus risks and face weeks in self-isolation after son, Prince Charles, revealed he has tested positive.
The 71-year-old Prince of Wales is reported to have a mild form of the illness and is on the Balmoral estate with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Camilla has tested negative for the virus, which has killed 435 and infected 8200 more in the UK to date.
It has been reported that the prince may have picked up the virus on 13 to 24 March during which time he had a brief meeting with his 93-year-old mother, the Queen.
But a Buckingham Palace spokesman has said: “Her Majesty remains in good health. The Queen is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”
The queen is on strict lockdown with her 98-year-old husband, the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, and is avoiding meetings.
Charles’ infection was confirmed on Wednesday - two weeks after meeting Prince Albert of Monaco, who tested positive five days ago at an event in London on 10 March.
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A Clarence House spokesman said: “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.
“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.”