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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

A statement from Clarence House released Wednesday confirmed that the 71-year-old Prince of Wales, heir to the British throne, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, saying he has "been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health." Charles' wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative for the virus.

"It is not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks," Clarence House said.

Charles is self-isolating at home in Scotland, and Clarence House said he has been working from home for the past several days. He previously canceled royal engagements due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a statement from Buckingham Palace, Charles last saw Queen Elizabeth II "briefly" on March 12, just under two weeks ago. "Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health," Buckingham Palace said, and she is "following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare."