Prince Charles has coronavirus—again.
The British prince contracted COVID-19 back in March 2020, and only had mild symptoms.
Clarence House announced Charles had tested positive for the second time, and is self-isolating.
Prince Charles has coronavirus—again. The British prince contracted COVID-19 back in March 2020, and only had mild symptoms. This morning, Clarence House announced Charles had tested positive for the second time, and is self-isolating.
In a statement, they said, "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 todays events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible."
Charles was set to visit Winchester to unveil a statue of Licoricia of Winchester, a Jewish businesswoman who was one of the most influential women in medieval England. The Licoricia Project hopes the statue will "act as an inspiration to women of today and also promote tolerance and understanding in our society. It will be a gateway to a new world of discovery about Winchester’s and England’s royal and medieval past," and help teach British Jewish history.
Sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley, the statue depicts Licoricia with her youngest son, Asher. Per the Licoricia Project, "There are no known illustrations of Licoricia and in any case, pictures created at the time showed rank and occupation rather than being accurate portraits, so the sculptor has used as his inspiration his daughter and grandson, both of whom are Jewish."
When news of Prince Charles's positive test came out, crowds had already gathered in Winchester for a chance to spot the heir to the throne.
Last night, Prince Charles and Camilla attended a reception to celebrate the British Asian Trust at London's British Museum. He was pictured maskless and chatting with guests. The visit was their first joint outing since Queen Elizabeth announced her "sincere wish" for Camilla to be known as Queen Consort.
Prince Charles and Camilla have both been vaccinated and boosted, and they have urged everyone to receive both shots as well.
As the omicron variant continues to spread in Europe, Prince Charles is not the only royal to have recently contracted COVID. Spain's King Felipe VI also tested positive this week, as did Queen Margarethe of Denmark.
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