Buckingham Palace Confirms That 95-Year-Old Queen Elizabeth Has Tested Positive For Covid

By Gina Florio··  2 min read
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Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest reigning monarch, and at 95 years old she is currently getting over a bout of coronavirus.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on February 20 confirming that Queen Elizabeth does in fact have coronavirus, but apparently she will continue working as usual.

Queen Elizabeth Has Mild Symptoms

The monarch's age is certainly a concern when it comes to catching a virus like Covid, but Buckingham Palace insists that she's doing okay.

"Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week," the statement read. "She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines."

The Palace also confirmed that Queen Elizabeth received the first dose of her coronavirus vaccine in January 2021. They haven't announced whether the Queen took the remainder of the shots, but the UK media reports that she is fully vaccinated.

On February 20, the Queen released a message on Twitter via The Royal Family account, sending her "warmest congratulations to the Team GB Women's Curling team on your outstanding performance in winning the Gold Medal at the Beijing 2022 Oylmpic Winter Games, following the Silver Medal achieved by the Men's Curling team yesterday."

This tweet came shortly after her coronavirus diagnosis was announced, almost as if the palace wanted to send the message that the Queen was doing just fine.

Apparently, the longstanding monarch is not the only one who has come down with coronavirus after a series of in-person events. "A number of cases have been diagnosed in the Windsor Castle team," a source told CNN, but they did not specify who else tested positive. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla also tested positive for coronavirus a little over a week go.

Many are wishing her a speedy recovery, including British Prime Minster Boris Johnson, who tweeted, "I'm sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health."

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