Duchess Camilla tests positive for Covid-19 days after Prince Charles

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during a visit at the clinic Paddington Haven
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Duchess Camilla has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating days after Prince Charles caught the virus for the second time.

Duchess Camilla has tested positive for Covid-19, Clarence House confirmed on Valentine’s Day as they revealed she has now started her period of self-isolation. In their statement they declared, “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. We continue to follow government guidelines.”

The Duchess is thought to be spending her self-isolation period at her and Prince Charles’ London residence. The news of her positive test comes just days after Charles tested positive for Covid-19 himself on 10th February during routine testing. This shocking result led the “disappointed” future king to pull out of a full schedule of engagements that day to self-isolate.

Keeping fans updated, the Clarence House social media accounts issued a statement which read, “This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating. 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.”

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall carried out a series of engagements on 10th February after she tested negative. According to the BBC, Camilla revealed during a visit to Thames Valley Partnership that she was “luckily” negative, adding, “I've taken it so many times".

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visits the Thames Valley Partnership charity

Though it’s believed that the recent positive test is the first time Duchess Camilla has caught the virus, sadly the same isn’t true for her husband. The Prince of Wales, who is first in the royal line of succession, previously battled Covid-19 in 2020 and described himself as being very “lucky” the first time around.

Opening up about his experience as part of Sky News' After The Pandemic: Our New World, Charles explained, "It makes me even more determined to push and shout and prod. I was lucky in my case and got away with it quite lightly."

“I've had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through. I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time,” he added.


Although Prince Charles might not have contracted Covid-19 twice in a month, he is thought to be the first senior member of The Firm to test positive twice. Following his result, reports have suggested the Queen is “being monitored” for symptoms after supposedly being in close contact with her son two days before his test. 

Both Camilla, who is set to become Queen Consort in the future, and the Prince of Wales are understood to have had their Covid-19 booster vaccinations. After their self-isolation periods are over, they're expected to resume engagements during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year.

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