Queen Elizabeth Tests Positive For COVID-19, But Will Continue 'Light Duties' At Windsor This Week

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Feb. 20 2022, Published 8:29 a.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for COVID-19, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Sunday, February 20.

Fortunately, the monarch is only experiencing "mild cold-like symptoms."

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"She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines," the palace said in a statement, adding that she will continue "lighter duties" at Windsor Castle this week.

Additionally, it's been reported that multiple people who work alongside the Queen, 95, have contracted the disease as well.

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Following the news, a few people sent their well-wishes to the matriarch, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "I'm sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health," he wrote.

Naftali Bennett, the Prime Minister of Israel, added, "Wishing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a speedy and full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

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The Queen was most likely exposed after her eldest son, Prince Charles, caught the disease last week. Shortly after, his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also tested positive.

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"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. We continue to follow government guidelines," a spokesperson for Clarence House said in a statement.

On February 16, the Queen — who dealt with a slew of health issues in the latter part of 2021 — was up and about, hosting her first in-person event.

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"Today at Windsor Castle, Rear Admiral James Macleod was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Defence Services Secretary. Her Majesty also received Major General Eldon Millar as he takes up the role as the new Defence Services Secretary," a message read via Instagram.

Of course, people loved seeing the Queen on her feet. One person wrote, "She looks amazing as always ❤️," while another added, "Great to see Her Majesty again, she looks very well."

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The Queen has been vocal about getting vaccinated amid the ongoing pandemic.

"It was very quick, and I've had lots of letters from people who have been surprised by how easy it was to get the vaccine," she said on a video call. "And the jab — it didn't hurt at all."

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