he coronavirus has spread all the way from Wuhan to the British royal line with Prince Charles now contracting the virus.
On Wednesday, Clarence House, the official residence of Prince Charles, announced that the 71-year-old Prince of Wales had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus after displaying mild symptoms.
His wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative for the disease. Both are now self-isolating at Birkhall, their private residence in Scotland.
Charles is the heir apparent to the British throne. He last saw his mother on the morning of March 12. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, are currently staying at Windsor Castle.
Two weeks ago, Charles was seen forgetting to take precautions while greeting guests at the Prince’s Trust Awards, offering handshakes before opting instead for namaste bows.
Prince Charles offered a handshake before quickly changing his mind and instead greeting guests at the Prince's Trust Awards with a prayer-like gesture to avoid contact amid coronavirus concern. https://t.co/KLTcEvCmd7 pic.twitter.com/kefrJPx2sn
— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2020
More than 430,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus across the globe. Prince Charles is one of the world’s more famous patients. The list of celebs and government figures also includes:
- Tom Hanks
- Rita Wilson
- Idris Elba
- Kristofer Hivju
- Harvey Weinstein
- Kevin Durant
- Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert
- Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell
- Chelsea footballer Callum Hudson-Odoi
- Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta
- Juventus footballer Daniele Rugani
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau
- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s wife, Begoña Gómez
- Iran vice president Masoumeh Ebtekar
- UK junior health minister Nadine Dorries
- Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton
- Brazil communications director Fabio Wajngarten
- Catalan leader Quim Torra
- Miami mayor Francis Suarez
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has put the United Kingdom on lockdown for the next three weeks with infections surpassing 8,000 and deaths up to 422.