Prince Charles made his first statement after he tested positive for COVID-19. The Prince of Wales extended his message of thanks to everyone who sent their "Get Well Soon" wishes for His Royal Highness.
A post on Clarence House's Instagram stated that Prince Charles is "enormously touched" by the public's kind words. People expressed their concern because the Prince of Wales is 71 years old and is considered vulnerable to COVID-19 based on his age.
Doctors, however, said that the heir to the throne remains in good health. The Prince of Wales is showing mild symptoms of coronavirus and is self-isolating in his country house in Scotland.
His wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is also self-isolating. The 72-year-old royal got her test as well and she is negative for COVID-19.
Prince Charles apparently developed symptoms over the weekend and decided to get the test from the NHS in Aberdeenshire. According to BBC, His Royal Highness met the criteria for testing because of his age and his symptoms.
Doctors are not sure where Prince Charles may have caught the virus since he has been on a number of royal engagements before his isolation. He last saw his mother, Queen Elizabeth, in person on March 12 during an investiture at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth is also following government guidelines to isolate and limit movement. Doctors are believed to be on standby at Windsor Castle where she is staying with Prince Philip. Buckingham Palace issued a statement that the Queen is in good health.
Yesterday, Her Majesty conducted her weekly audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the phone. Photos of their meeting were posted on the official Royal Family Facebook page to show the world that Queen Elizabeth is still up and about and doing fine.
Prince Charles, on the other hand, is still working at his digital home office despite his symptoms. The royal has been meeting with his staff via video conferencing.
The Prince of Wales also called up his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, to tell them that he is COVID-19 positive. Though they worry about their dad, Prince Charles assured his boys that he is alright.
Prince William is staying at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with Kate Middleton and their three children. Prince Harry is in North America with Meghan Markle and their son Archie. The royals are expected to stay isolated at these different places until Easter. The U.K. government, however, might issue new directives and guidelines in the coming weeks as the pandemic is not yet slowing down.