Here's how Prince Charles is doing after his coronavirus diagnosis

By Zach Harper

Here's how Prince Charles is doing after his coronavirus diagnosis


Prince Charles continues to work from his Birkhall home on the Royal Family's Balmoral estate in Scotland following his positive test for COVID-19, Clarence House says.

The Prince of Wales is continuing to carry out his duties remotely as he self-isolates, holding phone and video meetings, according to HELLO! UK. In a touching show of support that shows just how much the future King means to royals fans, he has also received many cards and digital messages following his diagnosis, the publication reports.

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On March 26, Town & Country also reported Charles is in "good spirits" after revealing he tested positive for the coronavirus. A source also told the publication it's unlikely his case will "escalate into a more serious" one.

Charles and Duchess Camillawho tested negative for the virus and continues to monitor her health – continue to self-isolate at Birkhall. Camilla is said to be "upbeat" after her husband's news, according to Town & Country.

"Dr. Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland... is very pleased to confirm that both remain in good health," Scotland's Chief Medical Officer said in a statement on March 25.

Karl von Habsburg, left, and Prince Albert of Monaco were diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. Photos: © People Picture/Jens Hartmann/Shutterstock and Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Charles is not the only royal to have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Last week, Karl von Habsburg, the ancestral Archduke of Austria, said he had the illness, as did Prince Albert of Monaco. Both remain in good health. The Prince's Palace said Albert, like Charles, continues to work from home as he recovers.

Following Charles's news, Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying the Queen "remains in good health." The same day, Her Majesty held her weekly audience with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but did so by phone. For the very first time in royal history, photos of their audience were published, showing the monarch using a white rotary phone and looking well.

As of this writing, there have been more than 491,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 175 countries and regions since the outbreak began earlier this year, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. More than 118,000 of those people have since recovered. More than 9,600 of those cases have been reported in the UK. The illness has caused more than 22,000 deaths worldwide.

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