News about Queen Elizabeth testing positive for COVID-19 shocked the world. Concerns and messages of goodwill around the globe, on Sunday, flooded online as some sightseers gathered at the gates of Windsor Castle where Her Majesty is receiving medical treatment for mild symptoms.
Buckingham Palace, in a statement, shared that Queen Elizabeth is expected to continue performing “light duties” over the coming week despite experiencing “milk cold-like symptoms.” The statement also stated that the British monarch would continue receiving medical attention and would follow all the appropriate guidelines.
Avid supporters of Queen Elizabeth are wondering how she contracted the deadly COVID-19. Did she get it from Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles? Keep on reading to know more details.
Queen Elizabeth Contracts Coronavirus Days After Prince Charles And Camilla Tested Positive For COVID-19
On Feb. 10, Prince Charles was confirmed to be isolated after he tested positive for COVID-19, marking the second time he contracted the deadly virus. The evening before getting a positive result, the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles met Chancellor Rishi Sunak and others at a reception in the British Museum.
At the time, Clarence House said Camilla Parker-Bowles has tested negative for COVID-19. Four days after Prince Charles got a positive test result, it was announced that his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, also contracted the coronavirus.
Clarence House, in a statement, said:
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. We continue to follow government guidelines.”
Though both Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster shot, many royal followers raised concerns after it was learned that the father of Prince William and Prince Harry had met with Queen Elizabeth two days before his positive test.
At the time, Her Majesty did not display any symptoms though she was being monitored. Unluckily, on Sunday, Buckingham Palace confirmed Queen Elizabeth tested positive for COVID-19.
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It remains unclear how Queen Elizabeth contracted the coronavirus. However, there is a possibility that Prince Charles, who met his mother two days before he got a positive result, transmitted the COVID-19 to the monarch. But, of course, that theory should be taken with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.
Senior politicians sent get-well messages to Queen Elizabeth. Opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer wished the monarch “good health and a speedy recovery” while Health Secretary Sajid Javid also wished Her Majesty a quick recuperation.
During the pandemic, Queen Elizabeth and her late husband, Prince Philip, had been staying at Windsor Castle where she remotely performed most of her royal duties. With the COVID-19 restrictions easing, Her Majesty made a rare public appearance at a shrine nearby Surrey to make the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force in March 2021.
Queen Elizabeth is the latest monarch to contract the COVID-19. King Felipe VI of Spain, 54, and Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 82, both tested positive earlier in February and experienced mild symptoms.
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Queen Elizabeth Refuses To Cancel Virtual Meeting With Boris Johnson
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth is expected to hold her weekly meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson despite having recently tested positive for COVID-19. Her Majesty, in a statement revealing her current health state, intends to continue doing “light duties” while self-isolating at Windsor Castle.
Among these light tasks is her weekly meeting with Boris Johnson. Queen Elizabeth is expected to discuss the prime minister’s intention to bring an end to the legal duty to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19.
Boris Johnson, as per Express UK, is expected to scrap all remaining legal restrictions but stresses the responsibility to self-isolate when needed. Among the other duties Queen Elizabeth is believed to undertake this week, amid his COVID-19 battle, is gracing meetings with foreign dignitaries.
Queen Elizabeth is also expected to deal with the red boxes of the British Government, which contain letters, Foreign Office telegrams, policy papers, and other state papers from Government ministers and Commonwealth representatives.
On Sunday, just hours after her positive test result was made public, Her Majesty signed off a message to congratulate the curling teams that nabbed two medals during the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The mother of Prince Charles said:
"I send my warmest congratulations to the Team GB Women's Curling team on your outstanding performance in winning the Gold Medal at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, following the Silver Medal achieved by the Men's Curling team yesterday. I know that your local communities and people throughout the United Kingdom will join me in sending our good wishes to you, your coaches, and the friends and family who have supported you in your great success."
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