Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony in Windsor – CONTACTPHOTO
MADRID, 20 (EUROPE PRESS)
Queen Elizabeth II of England has tested positive for coronavirus and now has “mild symptoms,” Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday.
The 95-year-old monarch has become ill after her direct contact with her eldest son and heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, was confirmed before he tested positive for coronavirus again.
“Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but looks forward to continuing light duty at Windsor over the next week,” the Royal Palace said in a statement.
“The queen will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate regulations,” adds the note, collected by Sky News.
The sources of the British chain point out that the monarch has received the complete schedule of the coronavirus vaccine plus a booster dose. In addition, the queen has spent much of the pandemic in Windsor Castle protected by her Majesty’s Bubble, the name given by the press to the small circle that can treat her.
The queen has had health problems recently and last Wednesday she appeared in public with a cane. “As you can see, I can’t move,” she said.
Immediately after the announcement, leaders from across the political spectrum have wished the monarch a speedy recovery, starting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “I’m sure I speak for everyone when I wish Her Majesty The Queen a speedy recovery to good and spirited health,” Johnson posted on Twitter. Also the president of the Conservative Party, Oliver Dowden, I have sent a message to the queen wishing her a “speedy recovery”.
“On behalf of myself and the entire Labor Party,” said opposition leader Keir Starmer, “we wish Her Majesty the Queen good health and a speedy recovery. Get well soon, madam.”
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, have also communicated their good wishes. “Her Majesty Her Queen’s commitment to our country remains unwavering. I wish her a speedy and safe recovery from COVID-19,” Khan said.