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Queen Elizabeth II Tests Positive for COVID

The 95-year old monarch is said to be doing well and experiencing mild symptoms, she is expected to make a quick and full recovery


According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen has tested positive for COVID.

The Palace said that the monarch 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,” the Palace said in a statement.

The Queen, who is 95 years old, was in contact with her eldest son, Charles the Prince of Wales, who tested positive last week.

There have been reports that several people have tested positive at Windsor Castle, where the Queen lives.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “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.”

The announcement comes just weeks after the Queen reached her Platinum Jubilee of 70 years on Feb . 6. Queen Elizabeth II is the UK’s longest-reigning monarch.

On Feb. 5, she attended her first significant public engagement in over three months, meeting with charity workers at Sandringham House.

The Queen, who will be 96 in April, had her first vaccine in January 2021 and is reported to have had boosters as well.

Prince Charles tested positive for COVID last week, just two days after seeing the Queen.

The announcement regarding the Queen comes days before England is expected to drop the legal requirement to self-isolate for those who test positive. The UK is set to remove the last coronavirus restrictions in an effort to return to normalcy.

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