The Queen has tested positive for Covid-19, ahead of the expected ending of all coronavirus restrictions in England in the coming days.
Buckingham Palace said the monarch, 95, was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but expected to continue carrying out light duties this week.
“Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.”
The queen’s diagnosis comes after her son, Prince Charles, tested positive for the virus for a second time on 10 February, two days after he is believed to have been in contact with his mother. A few days later, it was confirmed his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had also had a positive test.
The monarch has been undertaking the majority of her engagements virtually since falling ill in October but on Wednesday (16.02.22), she met with incoming Defense Services Secretary, Major General Eldon Millar, and his predecessor, Rear Admiral James Macleod, at Windsor Castle.