Prince Charles Tests Positive For COVID-19 For A Second Time, Royal 'Is Now Self-Isolating'
It looks like Prince Charles has caught COVID-19 — for the second time.
"This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating," a tweet said. "HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today's events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible."
The night before, Charles, 73, attended an event by the British Asian Trust at the British Museum, where he gave a speech and mingled with others.
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"Tonight The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception to celebrate the work of @thebritishasiantrust, a charity founded by The Prince in 2007 to support disadvantaged communities in South Asia," a message began of the outing. "Held at the British Museum, tonight’s event celebrated the organisation’s accomplishments over the past year. During a speech, The Prince praised the work of @thebritishasiantrust during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying: 'It is fair, I think, to say that it has been when truly tested that the Trust has shown its most outstanding qualities of resilience and commitment to helping people across South Asia. When the pandemic first hit us, the Trust launched an Emergency Appeal to support migrant workers and those most in need across the region. I was delighted to be able to give my own support, together with so many in the diaspora, to help over 150,000 people.'"
Charles first contracted the virus back in March 2020 — before there were any vaccines available.
Fortunately, "I was lucky in my case ... but I've had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through," he said at the time.
Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have encouraged people to get vaccinated and boosted if they have not done so.
“To all those who have not yet had the vaccine — or are hesitating before getting a booster — we can only urge you to look at the evidence in our intensive care wards and listen to those who work there," he shared. “We urge everyone to get vaccinated and to take up the booster, as we have done ourselves.”
Charles is not the only royal to test positive — Queen Margrethe of Denmark and King Felipe VI of Spain have also fallen ill.