Queen Elizabeth Last Met Prince Charles on March 12, But Thankfully, She Is “In Good Health”

This week, Clarence House confirmed that Prince Charles tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. After meeting her eldest son on March 12, Queen Elizabeth moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle and is now in self-quarantine with Prince Philip. With the growing concern over her health, Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming Her Majesty is in good health. 

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth
Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth | Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images

Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

In a March 25 statement, Clarence House announced that the Prince of Wales tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They clarified that he is experiencing only “mild symptoms” and is in otherwise good health.

“The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus,” the statement reveals. “In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.”

Clarence House also explained that it’s unclear exactly where and when Prince Charles contracted the virus. “It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks,” the statement noted.

Queen Elizabeth already started taking precautions 

In a March 17 press release, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the queen would be taking a number of precautions. They announced she would make an earlier move to Windsor Castle and avoid public appearances in the coming weeks. 

 “As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, a number of changes are being made to the queen’s diary,” reads the statement. “In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, a number of public events with large numbers of people due to have been attended by the queen, and other Members of the royal family, in the coming months will be cancelled or postponed.”

Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth last met on March 12

On March 12, the Prince of Wales attended a dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of London. The event, which included a number of guests, was for the aid of the Australian bushfire recovery and relief effort. Earlier that day, Prince Charles also paid a visit to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

But now that Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus, many are concerned about his meeting with the queen. However, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty is doing well and following the proper protocols. 

“Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health,” the statement confirms. “The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”

It’s unclear when and where exactly Prince Charles picked up the virus. But according to the National Post, royal sources say the earliest he would have been contagious is March 13. Currently, the Prince of Wales is in quarantine in his Scotland residence, while Queen Elizabeth remains in self-isolation in Windsor Castle.