By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II hastested positive for COVID-19.
A statement issued on Sunday by Buckingham Palace said the Queen’s symptoms are “mild,” adding that she intends to continue with light duties at her Windsor Castle residence.
The news comes after Prince Charles, the Queen’s eldest son and heir to the throne tested positive on February 10, two days after meeting his 95-year-old mother at Windsor Castle.
No information was given then on whether Queen Elizabeth had herself taken a test. She resumed in-person audiences at the castle last week, but complained to one attendee of suffering from stiffness.
“Buckingham Palace confirm that the queen has today tested positive for Covid.
“Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace statement read.
The palace had previously confirmed that the monarch is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.