The latest monarch in the world to contracts coronavirus —Queen Elizabeth. The Queen has tested positive for COVID-19. She has been given medical attention with the hope of fully recovering and getting back to duty.
This month the deadly virus has hit the royal family. The son of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall all contracted the virus.
Sources say the 95-year-old monarch tested positive for COVID on Sunday. This followed cold-like symptoms at Buckingham Palace. Medical attention has been given to ensure a faster recovery.
The virus hasn’t been a respecter of anyone. Her diagnosis has prompted other political leaders in England to send her well wishes.
It wasn’t a long time that the Queen had an additional year to her rulership —hence hitting 70 years on the throne on 6th February. That was to commemorate the death of her father; King George VI. She had a grand Jubilee celebration. The Queen is aging gracefully. And on April 21st she will be 96.
The development of her health concerning the coronavirus has been addressed in a statement from authorities at the palace.
They said the queen, who has been fully vaccinated and had a booster shot in addition, would continue with “light” duties at Windsor Castle over the coming week.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace said in a statement.
Queen Elizabeth hasn’t been left alone in fighting this. Other political leaders like the Prime Minister have sent very well wishes to her.
In a tweet Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“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.”
Again, Health Secretary Sajid Javid also wrote:
“Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a quick recovery,” while opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer wished the queen “good health and a speedy recovery. Get well soon, Ma’am.”
These encouraging messages have been sent to the Queen when she tested positive for COVID-19.
Reports say, the Queen’s health has been a concern. Her doctor gave medical instructions that she has to rest.
Again, she was forced to cancel appearances at several key events, including Remembrance Sunday services and the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland in November.
The Queen already has a busy schedule ahead of her. She has to attend important events and meet other dignitaries.
In the coming weeks, she has to meet diplomats at Windsor on March 2 and the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14.
Hopefully, she will be fully fit to continue her monarch duties.