Queen Elizabeth has examined constructive for Covid-19, renewing consideration on the 95-year-old monarch’s well being.
The queen, who lately turned Britain’s longest reigning monarch, is experiencing “delicate cold-like signs,” Buckingham Palace stated in an announcement on Sunday.
“She is going to proceed to obtain medical consideration and can comply with all the suitable tips,” the palace stated, and is predicted to proceed gentle duties over the approaching week.
The announcement comes after the queen got here into contact together with her son Prince Charles, who earlier examined constructive for Covid-19, although it isn’t clear whether or not she contracted the virus from him. The UK authorities is getting ready to take away remaining pandemic restrictions, together with the authorized requirement to self-isolate after testing constructive.
Final yr, the queen spent an evening in hospital and pulled out of a number of engagements after being suggested to relaxation by docs—a uncommon occasion during which she has stepped again from public duties owing to unwell well being. Her husband, Prince Philip, died in April, at 99.
The queen carried out her first main public engagement for greater than three months on earlier this month, assembly charity employees on the eve of the seventieth anniversary of her accession to the throne.
Buckingham Palace is planning an elaborate program of occasions to have fun the Platinum Jubilee, culminating in a four-day public vacation in June 2.
The celebrations come at a clumsy time for the monarchy.
Prince Andrew, the queen’s second son, final week settled a federal sex-abuse lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre, one in all Jeffrey Epstein’s most distinguished accusers, avoiding the prospect of a probably embarrassing trial.
The royal, who’s ninth in line to the throne, was lately stripped of his navy affiliations and patronages, as Buckingham Palace sought to distance itself from the authorized battle.
Individually, the Metropolitan Police stated final week it will examine allegations that Prince Charles’s charity supplied a Saudi nationwide assist to acquire honors in return for donations.
Clarence Home, the official London residence of Prince Charles, has stated he had no information of the alleged provide of honors.
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