The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating, Clarence House has said.
This is the second time the heir to the throne has tested positive for the coronavirus after contracting the disease in March 2020.
A message on the prince’s official Twitter page read: ‘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 today’s events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible.’
The Prince of Wales has said he ‘got away with it quite lightly’ when he contracted coronavirus at the beginning of the UK’s epidemic in March.
The news comes hours after Prince Charles and wife Camilla rubbed shoulders with Home Secretary Priti Patel and Chancellor Rishi Sunak at a British Asian Trust event hosted at the British Museum last night.
Charles, who founded the trust in 2007, told more than 350 guests of the impact of Covid on the region.
Using his pet name for Camilla, the Urdu for ‘darling’, he said: ‘It is almost two years that my Mehabooba and myself were able to be with you. Since then… there has been terrible loss of life.’
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