Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen has tested positive for Covid-19 and now experts have claimed the news has left the Royal Family deeply "concerned".
- The Palace revealed that the Queen was experiencing "mild symptoms" and would be continuing "light duties" as she recovers.
- Royal experts have suggested that despite the "mild" nature of her symptoms, her family will likely be very worried about Her Majesty at this time.
- This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after it’s been revealed that Archie and Lilibet could reach major royal milestone together in 2022 (opens in new tab)
On 20th February Buckingham Palace announced that her Majesty has tested positive for Covid-19 and was experiencing "mild symptoms". This shocking news comes just days after reports claimed the Queen was being "closely monitored" (opens in new tab) for any Covid symptoms after being in close contact with her eldest son who tested positive. Prince Charles got Covid (opens in new tab) for a second time and self-isolated before having to cancel his trip to Wales (opens in new tab) upon resuming public duties due to concerns over Storm Eunice.
Confirming the news of the Queen's positive test, a Palace statement declared, "Buckingham Palace confirm that The Queen has today tested positive for Covid."
It continued, “Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week. She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines."
Despite assuring the public that the Queen is facing mild symptoms, royal expert Robert Jobson has speculated that The Firm (opens in new tab) will be no less worried. He expressed his belief to The Mirror (opens in new tab) that while she has a top medical team behind her and is only experiencing "cold-like symptoms", she should be resting - not continuing duties.
He said, "I really think given her great age, that she should have a complete rest, and leave the duties to others in her family."
"There is no doubt the Prince of Wales and his family will be concerned by this development and won’t be complacent," he went on to allege.
Jobson also commented that any announcement of the Queen’s health, “focuses the minds of her family and her loyal subjects during this Platinum Jubilee year."
The Queen's positive Covid-19 test isn’t the only health scare the monarch has faced in recent months. in November 2021, she suffered from a painful back sprain (opens in new tab) and sparked health fears (opens in new tab) again in February after being spotted with a sore-looking leg.
Now amid this report that the Royal Family are likely to be "concerned" about the Queen after her Covid-19 test, fans will likely be waiting for updates as she carries out her duties at Windsor Castle.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.
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