Queen Elizabeth tests positive to COVID-19

Buckingham Palace has confirmed Queensland Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Palace released a statement on Sunday to confirmed the 95-year-old monarch is experiencing “mild, cold like symptoms”.

“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines,” the Palace said.


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People who test positive are required to self-isolate for at least five days in England, although that rule is expected to change in the coming week.

It is expected the Queen will continue light duties at Windsor while she completes her isolation.

The news comes shortly after her eldest son, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla both tested positive to the virus.

There were concerns the Queen may also contract the virus as she was visited by Charles just days before his positive result.

Several British politicians have sent will wishes to Her Majesty, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wished her a “rapid return to vibrant good health”.