The Clarence House has announced that the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The House, in a statement released on Wednesday, said that the 71-year-old heir to the throne was diagnosed with the disease.
The statement said that Prince Charles displayed “mild symptoms” on Sunday and was then tested on Monday, with the results released late on Tuesday night.
According to reports, Prince Charles is in good health and has been self-isolating in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, who has tested negative for the pandemic.
The statement said: “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus.
“He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.
“The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.
“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”
Prince Charles’ last public event was a reception and dinner on 12 March, in aid of the Australian bushfire relief effort, which took place at Mansion House, London.
Earlier, he attended an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, where he greeted recipients with a non-contact gesture due to concerns about the spread of the illness.
According to Doctors’ estimation, Prince Charles’ would have been contagious since 13 March.
Following Prince Charles’ diagnosis, there are concerns about the safety of Queen Elizabeth but Buckingham said that the Queen remains in good health.
Prince Charles last met the Queen on the morning of 12 March and the 93-year-old monarch is said to be following all appropriate advice with regards to her welfare.