Prince Charles tested positive for Covid yesterday forcing him into isolation and raising fears for the Queen, who he had met a few days before – but he’s not the only royal who is currently in quarantine after contracting the virus
The Royal Family is facing a Covid-19 nightmare after Prince Charles tested positive for the virus while the Queen is being closely monitored for it.
Yesterday, it was revealed that the monarch met with her son just two days before he returned a positive test that forced him to pull out of engagements.
Buckingham Palace refused to confirm whether the 95-year-old monarch had tested positive or negative, filling fears for her health, but palace sources insisted she was not displaying symptoms of the virus.
Charles also suffered from Covid in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, while Prince William also battled the virus in 2020.
However, the royals in the UK aren’t the only ones having to deal with Covid-19 as two European monarchs also tested positive this week – with others having previously battled the virus…
Covid has hit the Danish Royal Family this week with 81-year-old Queen Margrethe testing positive on Tuesday evening.
Like Queen Elizabeth, Margrethe, who is fully vaccinated, is also celebrating a Jubilee year and is this year marking 50 years on the throne.
She had been due to start a holiday in Norway on Wednesday, but canceled as a result of her positive test.
The Danish Queen, who is set to meet the Duchess of Cambridge later this month, is now isolating at her palace in Copenhagen.
In December, Margrethe’s daughter-in-law Crown Princess Mary also suffered from Covid as did her grandson Prince Christian in December 2020.
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Another monarch hit by Covid and also testing positive on Tuesday was King Felipe VI of Spain.
It was revealed that the 54-year-old had developed “mild symptoms” of the virus and that he would remain in isolation for seven days.
A statement said that his overall health was fine but that his wife Queen Letizia did not have the virus.
In fact, she was out on a visit to a university hospital today, where she revealed that her husband was “doing very well”.
Just last month, the King and Queen of Sweden announced they both had tested positive for Covid – following the festive season.
In a statement, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, who are both fully vaccinated, were said to have “mild symptoms” and were “feeling well, given the circumstances”.
In addition, their eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden contracted Covid in March 2021, as did their son and daughter-in-law Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in 2020.
Meanwhile, another monarch to have tested positive for Covid is Prince Albert of Monaco.
He became the first head of state to contract the virus at the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Albert said he only experienced mild symptoms at first but in an interview eight months after his positive test, he revealed he suffered from fatigue long after his quarantine ended.
Hey told PEOPLE : “There were times during the day when it just hit, but not like the kind of drowsiness you feel after a heavy meal.
“It was really just an experience of physical fatigue, like the kind that comes on when you’ve done too much or when you’re coming off an illness.
“This virus stays with you quite a while.”