Queen Elizabeth II has examined optimistic for COVID-19, Buckingham Palace introduced Sunday.
The palace stated Britain’s longest reigning monarch, 95, is experiencing gentle cold-like signs and that she expects to proceed gentle duties at Windsor Fortress over the approaching week.
“She’s going to proceed to obtain medical consideration and can observe all the suitable tips,” the palace stated in an announcement.
The queen is absolutely vaccinated, having acquired three photographs of a coronavirus vaccine.
Earlier this month, Prince Charles examined optimistic for COVID-19. It was the second time he contracted it. 4 days later, Duchess Camilla examined optimistic. Each are absolutely vaccinated and had acquired a booster shot.
The palace didn’t say whether or not both had just lately met with the queen.
Folks within the U.Okay. who take a look at optimistic for COVID are required to self-isolate for 5 days, a restriction that the British authorities intends to carry this week for England.
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Because the information unfold, senior British politicians despatched get-well messages. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “I’m positive I communicate for everybody in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from COVID and a rapid return to vibrant good health.” Opposition Labour Get together chief Keir Starmer wished the queen “good well being and a speedy restoration. Get well soon, Ma’am.”
In October, the queen spent an evening within the hospital for unspecified “preliminary investigations” and after she “regretfully” canceled two different much-anticipated in-person look on docs’ orders, in response to palace statements.
She then spent two weeks resting at Windsor Fortress the place she has largely been residing because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. She saved up with “gentle, desk-based duties.”
The queen marked 70 years on the throne on Feb. 6. She was proclaimed queen on that date in 1952 when her father, King George VI, died at Sandringham, the monarch’s property in Norfolk, following surgical procedure for lung most cancers.
The palace launched a brand new image of the queen to commemorate the event, exhibiting her smiling broadly and sporting a pale inexperienced gown, sitting in entrance of one in every of her purple despatch packing containers containing authorities papers, with an image of her father by her facet.
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The day earlier than, she held a low-key reception for locals and volunteer teams within the ballroom at Sandringham, the place she reduce a cake that includes the Platinum Jubilee emblem. Images from the gathering present her smiling, joking and unmasked, sporting a pale blue gown embroidered with daisies on the waist, pearls and what gave the impression to be a platinum double flower brooch. She reduce the cake whereas holding a strolling cane, her ever-present black purse over her arm.
Her prolonged reign shall be celebrated with a four-day Platinum Jubilee of events, parades and pageants to start June 2, when the climate is (often) higher.
The queen has a busy schedule of in-person engagements within the weeks forward, together with a diplomatic reception at Windsor Fortress on March 2 and the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14. On March 29, she has a remembrance service at Westminster for her husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at age 99.
On the eve of the anniversary of her accession, the queen issued a message of gratitude to her folks and to her household, and stated for the primary time that her “honest want” is that Duchess Camilla of Cornwall shall be referred to as “Queen Consort” when Prince Charles succeeds her.
“And when, within the fullness of time, my son Charles turns into King, I do know you’ll give him and his spouse Camilla the identical help that you’ve given me,” her message learn, in response to the assertion issued by Buckingham Palace. “And it’s my honest want that, when that point comes, Camilla shall be referred to as Queen Consort as she continues her personal loyal service.”
Her announcement about Camilla supplied some finality to the longstanding query of what to name the previous Camilla Parker Bowles, as soon as so controversial for allegedly breaking apart Charles’ marriage to the late Princess Diana that she used the Duchess of Cornwall title as a substitute of Princess of Wales.
The queen’s jubilee arrives after a collection of non-public crises. Final week, her son Prince Andrew settled out of court docket with accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says she was intercourse trafficked to the prince by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17. Andrew, who has vigorously denied the allegations, agreed to pay an undisclosed sum and donate to Giuffre’s charity in help of victims’ rights.
The Duke of Edinburgh, the queen’s husband of 73 years, died final spring on the top of the pandemic. Strict social distancing guidelines compelled her to sit down alone in the course of the funeral service, a spectacle that touched many who had additionally suffered bereavement amid COVID.
Contributing: Maria Puente, USA TODAY, and The Related Press
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