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Prince of Covid Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating

Prince Charles cancelled engagements in Winchester after confirmation he had the virus.

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The Prince of Wales to pull out of engagements in Winchester after testing positive for Covid (Ian West/PA)

The Prince of Wales to pull out of engagements in Winchester after testing positive for Covid (Ian West/PA)

The Prince of Wales to pull out of engagements in Winchester after testing positive for Covid (Ian West/PA)

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating, Clarence House has announced.

It is the second time heir to the throne Charles, 73, has contracted coronavirus, after he fell ill with the virus in 2020.

A message on the prince’s official Twitter page read: “This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating.

“HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today’s events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible.”

The development comes just days after the Queen marked her Platinum Jubilee by expressing her “sincere wish” that the Duchess of Cornwall would be Queen Camilla at Charles’s side when he is crowned.

On Wednesday evening, Charles met scores of people and was accompanied by Camilla at a reception in the British Museum to celebrate the work of the British Asian Trust (BAT).

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