Queen Elizabeth II Tests Positive for COVID-19
11:47 GMT 20.02.2022 (Updated: 12:51 GMT 20.02.2022)
© AP Photo / Victoria Jones / PoolКоролева Великобритании Елизавета II в рождественской трансляции в Виндзорском замке, Англия
© AP Photo / Victoria Jones / Pool
On 10 February, Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time since the beginning of the pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19, Buckingham Palace said. According to the palace, she is experiencing mild symptoms and will continue "light duties" at Windsor Castle over the coming week.
"She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines," the palace said.
Prior to her diagnosis, the Queen had met with the heir to the British throne, 73-year-old Prince Charles, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on 10 February after meeting Queen Elizabeth. Charles has since returned to work.
The Queen has reportedly been vaccinated three times. She received her first jab in January 2021 and her second jab in March and according to reports, she received a booster jab in October.
In October 2021, the queen had spent a night in hospital for an unspecified ailment and then was advised by her doctors to rest.
On 6 February, the queen became the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch, reaching her Platinum Jubilee of 70 years.
Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926. She ascended the throne in 1952, and her coronation took place in 1953. The Queen's husband, Prince Philip, died in April 2021; he was 99 years old.