King Charles’ wife, Queen Consort Camilla has tested positive for Covid-19 after suffering from symptoms of a cold. Buckingham Palace released a statement that Her Majesty Queen Consort cancelled all her engagements after contracting the virus. Read on to learn more about her health status.
Camilla Tested Covid Positive For Second Time
Her Majesty Queen Consort Camilla has tested Covid-19 positive after showing symptoms of a cold, and the news was released by Buckingham Palace. The Palace further added that the wife of King Charles III cancelled all her engagements this week “and sends her sincere apologies to those who had been due to attend them.”
The Palace stated that Camilla and King Charles have been vaccinated. As for now, it is not known if King Charles has also contracted the symptoms or not.
This is not the first time that the queen consort tested positive for this virus. The 75-year-old tested positive for Covid-19 last year also. In Feb. 2022, Clarence House released a statement: “Her highness The Dutchess of Cornwall has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating. We continue to follow government guidelines.” She tested positive days after the then-prince Charles contracted the virus.
Camilla Cancels Scheduled Visits
This week the queen consort was scheduled to appear in Milton Keynes along with the King. Apart from this, she had solo engagements in the West Midlands, including celebrating the centenary of Elmhurst Ballet School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
She was also scheduled to attend the Southwater One Library in Teford to show gratitude to the staff and representatives from voluntary groups for their constant contribution to the community.
As for the pandemic, the United Kingdom witnessed 24, 315,983 Covid-19 cases with 205,540 deaths between January 3 2020 to February 13, 2023, as reported by WHO. In London, the total number of Covid-19 cases identified to date remains at 3,129,342, comprising 15.2% of England’s total of 20,555,601 cases.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus previously said that “Covid remains a global health emergency, though the world is in a much better place than it was a year ago.” Moreover, WHO estimated that at least 90% of the world’s population has some level of immunity due to vaccination or infection. But again, the pandemic is far from over. Stay alert and don’t let your guard down!