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Queen Elizabeth Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes about various topics including celebrities and entertainment.

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Buckingham Palace announced early Sunday morning that Queen Elizabeth has been tested positive for coronavirus with mild cold-like symptoms. This announcement about Queen Elizabeth's health comes just days after Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall had been tested positive for COVID-19. All three of the royals had been fully vaccinated.

It is worth noting that the Queen's positive test comes just days before England is scheduled to do away with the legal requirement for those who catch the virus to self-isolate.

Queen Elizabeth to Continue Working

In spite of her recent diagnosis, the statement from Buckingham Palace also stated that the 95-year-old monarch is expected to perform light duties at Windsor Castle during the coming week while continuing to receive medical attention and follow all the appropriate guidelines.

Queen Elizabeth is scheduled for a number of major engagements next month that may or may not happen. It all depends on her health.

  • March 2: a diplomatic reception at Windsor Castle
  • March 14: the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey
  • March 29: a service of thanksgiving for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey

Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, and Now Queen Elizabeth

COVID-19 symptoms generally appear from two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. That timeline proves to be true because Prince Charles, 73, was in the presence of his mother on February 8 at Windsor Castle where the Queen is living. She was tested for mild symptoms on February 20, twelve days later.

Prince Charles was at Windsor Castle around his mother to hand out investiture honors. The first in line to be on the throne was tested positive two days later on February 10. This was the second time he had tested positive. He first tested positive at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. This indicates that a person can receive the virus more than once. It also proves some people can test positive after having been fully vaccinated.

Queen Elizabeth had been carefully monitored after Prince Charles' diagnosis of the virus. She had not been displaying any symptoms previously. As of now, she is experiencing only mild cold-like symptoms, according to the Palace.

Camilla, 74, tested positive sooner than Queen Elizabeth. Her diagnosis was only four days after Prince Charles' diagnosis. She is self-isolating and continues to follow government guidelines.

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Prince William, the second in line to the throne, tested positive in 2020. Not much was said about his condition until months after it happened.

Timeline of Queen Elizabeth's Vaccinatiions

Back in January 2021, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen had received her first dose of the vaccine. After her first vaccination, it was determined that the Palace would not be making any additional announcements regarding her second dose even though she did receive her second vaccine last year and is fully vaccinated.

After Prince Charles was diagnosed and tested positive with the coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth continued working at Windsor Castle. She was photographed with a cane when she greeted two senior military members. She pointed to her feet and said, "As you can see, I can't move."

Other News Concerning Queen Elizabeth

February 6, 2022 marked Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee of 70 years of reigning on the throne. On that occasion, she took the opportunity to make a special announcement concerning Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

In the statement, Queen Elizabeth said her sincere wish was for Charles' wife to receive the title Queen Consort whenever Charles becomes king. She said:

"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."

Prince Charles and Camilla were touched and honored by Queen Elizabeth's words.

Signals of Hope

The announcement from Buckingham Palace about the monarch's health gives some signs of hope concerning her diagnosis. The statement didn't indicate an alarm about her health because it was said she will continue to work, and her upcoming assignments have yet not been postponed or canceled.

Additionally, the same morning the announcement was made, Queen Elizabeth was at her desk signing congratulations message to the Winter Olympic curling teams.

Wishing Queen Elizabeth Good Health

As soon as the announcement was made on Sunday morning, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson posted on Twitter his wish for Queen Elizabeth's swift recovery. Johnson knows first hand about COVID-19. The prime minister contacted the virus and spent three nights in ICU at the height of the first wave in the United Kingdom in March 2020.

Many people around the world are expressing good wishes for Queen Elizabeth.

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