Prince Charles was an early and very skillful practitioner of the Hindu namaste greeting this March. But he’s one of the most hard-working royal, taking over a large number of his mother’s events in the past years, and so, through the course of the SARS-CoV-2 or widely known as Coronavirus stealthy attack on Britain over the month of March, he was exposed, and has tested positive for the virus lately.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are at their 18th-century house Birkhall, that Charles inherited from the Queen Mother, in Scotland on the Royal Family’s Balmoral estate. The Duchess of Cornwall has tested negative right now, and it is also reported that Prince Charles’ symptoms are “very low” and that he is up and active. The Prince despite contracting the SARS-CoV-2, he is in good health. He is the first person from the royal family to test positive for the coronavirus.
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Charles’ name was added to the long list of better known among us and government officials who have been tested positive. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, who hasn’t tested positive, is, however, in home quarantine north of Berlin after being exposed by her doctor during a vaccination, who tested positive lately the previous week, after vaccinating the chancellor. The list of the positives is long: Idris Elba and his wife, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Prince Albert of Monaco are just a few star names now who are finding their way out through the gauntlet.
But Clarence House and Buckingham Palace have an exact chart of Charles’ meetings this month, and that is intimidating on the face of it. Albert after he attended a water-charity conference with Charles and later he tested positive, but interestingly no one is pinpointing Albert — the list of receptions and events is so lengthy and is packed tightly that Charles’ doctors can’t say when he picked it up exactly. They say or they seem to be able to say right now, that the earliest possible day he could have been exposed was likely March 13.
Charles met his 93 year old mother on March 12 — which is a day’s window before the Prince likely contracted the virus. After that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked down the country further. They met each other at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham palace.
The doctors are not saying that he contracted the SARS-CoV-2 on March 13 — but they are saying that that is the possible beginning of the window of opportunity taking the onset of his symptoms into consideration. One thing is clear which is Charles’ bright, grown-up presence at the recent events brought an extra buoyancy that will reduce for a while for the events, and the events will also recede. The good news is that he’ll be immune when he gets out of this bout and starts shedding the virus.