Royal Covid nightmare as two monarchs test positive for virus amid fears for Queen – Reuters
Prince Charles tested positive for Covid yesterday, forcing him into solitary confinement and raising fears about the Queen, whom he had met days before – but he is not the only royal currently in quarantine after contracting the virus
The Royal Family is facing a Covid-19 nightmare after Prince Charles tested positive for the virus while the Queen is under close watch.
Yesterday it was revealed that the monarch had met her son just two days before he returned a positive test which forced him to step back from engagements.
Buckingham Palace declined to confirm whether the 95-year-old monarch had tested positive or negative, fueling fears for her health, but palace sources insisted she did not show symptoms of the virus.
Charles also suffered from Covid in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, while Prince William also battled the virus in 2020.
However, the UK’s royals aren’t the only ones dealing with Covid-19, as two European monarchs also tested positive this week – others who have already battled the virus…
Covid hit the Danish royal family this week with Queen Margrethe, 81, testing positive on Tuesday evening.
Like Queen Elizabeth, Margrethe, who is fully vaccinated, is also celebrating a Jubilee Year and this year marks 50 years on the throne.
She was due to start a holiday in Norway on Wednesday, but canceled following her positive test.
The Danish queen, who is due to meet the Duchess of Cambridge later this month, is now isolating herself in her palace in Copenhagen.
In December, Margrethe’s daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary, also suffered from Covid, as did her grandson, Prince Christian, in December 2020.
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Another monarch affected by Covid and also tested positive on Tuesday was King Felipe VI of Spain.
It was revealed the 54-year-old had developed ‘mild symptoms’ of the virus and will remain in self-isolation for seven days.
A statement said his general health was good but his wife, Queen Letizia, did not have the virus.
In fact, she was visiting a university hospital today, where she revealed her husband was ‘doing very well’.
Just last month, the King and Queen of Sweden announced that they had both tested positive for Covid – after the festive season.
In a statement, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, who are both fully vaccinated, are said to have “mild symptoms” and “feel well, given the circumstances”.
Additionally, their eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden contracted Covid in March 2021, as did their son and daughter-in-law Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in 2020.
Meanwhile, another monarch to have tested positive for Covid is Prince Albert of Monaco.
He became the first head of state to contract the virus at the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Albert said he only felt mild symptoms at first, but in an interview eight months after his positive test, he revealed he suffered from fatigue long after his quarantine was over.
He told PEOPLE: “There were times during the day when it hit, but not like the kind of drowsiness you get after a heavy meal.
“It was really just an experience of physical fatigue, like the one that happens when you’ve done too much or when you come out of an illness.
“This virus stays with you long enough.”