The Queen tests positive for Covid


According the Buckingham Palace the Queen is experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but expects to continue “light duties” at Windsor over the coming week.

The news comes just two weeks after the Queen reached her historic Platinum Jubilee, celebrating 70 years on the throne on February 6. 

However, it is understood a number of cases have now been diagnosed in Windsor Castle. 

Buckingham Palace said in a statement today:

“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 Queen, 95, had her first vaccine in January 2021 and is believed to have had all her follow-up jabs after that.

The Royal Household has its own physicians, and the Queen’s private doctor is Sir Huw Thomas, a consultant at St Mary’s Hospital in London and professor of gastrointestinal genetics at Imperial College London.

Sir Thomas is “head of the medical household”, which is part of the Royal Household looking after the health of the family.


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