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Queen Consort Camilla tests positive for Covid

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Camilla, the Queen Consort, has tested positive for Covid after suffering from cold symptoms, according to The Guardian. Buckingham Palace gave the update at 5pm on Monday that she had contracted the illness.

Camilla postponed a visit to Elmhurst Ballet school in Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Tuesday. She had been due to attend a celebration of its centenary, and later that day visit a library in Telford to thank staff and representatives from outreach and voluntary groups for their contribution to the community. She has also cancelled her appearance at events across the country this week – including celebrating Milton Keynes becoming a city – after contracting the virus.

Camilla is said to be in good spirits and resting and is disappointed not to be able to fulfil her engagements.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “After suffering the symptoms of a cold, Her Majesty the Queen Consort has tested positive for the Covid virus. With regret, she has therefore cancelled all her public engagements for this week and sends her sincere apologies to those who had been due to attend them.”

Earlier in the day, Buckingham Palace said Camilla was experiencing a “seasonal illness” but it was hoped a new date could be found soon for the postponed events.

Image source: Independent

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