Prince Charles has coronavirus but Dutchess Camilla does not
Both have self quarantined in Scotland and said to be doing well.
BBC News and CNN both have reported that 71 year old Prince Charles, the future king of England has tested positive for coronavirus but his wife Camilla the Duchess if Cornwall has not. The prince is said to have mild symptoms and doing well. Both he and his wife have self quarantined in Scotland. There has been no news regarding the 95 year old Queen Elizabeth and her 98 year old husband Prince Phillip. Prince Charles does a lot of traveling and it’s believed this is how he ended up with Covid-19. CNN’s Max Foster is just outside of London and says that there is no way to determine how the Orince obtained the virus because of his many engagements. Prince Charles met all the criterion for being tested and is following the proper protocol. He announced that the Prince was in contact with his mother Qeen Elizabeth during a meeting on March 12.
Foster said there is concern about the Queen and Prince Phillip because of their ages but as the contact with their son was earlier in the month they are almost clear of the two week window of time for being infected with the pandemic. Even so the Royal matriarch, her husband and others at Windsor palace will more than likely be monitored. There are other changes that the Royals have put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Clarence House recently reported the coronavirus pandemic, is affecting how the Royals have been adapting, in order to carry out their duties and maintain being kept up to date with their patronages. One change that has been implemented is in regard to fan mail.
Clarence House issued a statement on the Prince of Wales' website, which stated: " the coronavirus pandemic, including how we work and communicate with one another. The royal family has also found ways of adapting so that they can still carry out their duties and keep up to date with their patronages. However, one aspect that has sadly been impacted by the crisis, is royal fan mail. Clarence House released a statement on the Prince of Wales' website, saying: "Please be aware that due to operating the coronavirus pandemic, including how we work and communicate with one another. The Royal family has also found ways of adapting so that they can still carry out their duties and keep up to date with their patronages. However, one aspect that has sadly been impacted by the crisis, is royal fan mail.
Clarence House issued a statement on the Prince of Wales' website, saying: " Please be aware that due to operating restrictions caused by Coronavirus measures, our capacity to deal with correspondence is currently reduced and our ability to reply to letters and cards will take longer than usual, this applies to correspondence for The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
"As a result, we are asking if correspondents would help by considering whether their communication is necessary or whether it might wait until the situation has resolved."
The royals have sent 'thank you' notes on a regular basis to well-wishers who have taken the time to write them on occasions such as royal weddings, birthdays, and royal births. These responses have included ofgicial photo’s. Now it is being considered that Royal communication may not be necessary or perhaps should at least be put on hold until the Covid-19 pandemic is officially over.
American response to pandemic
In America President Donald Trump is saying he would like to see churches filled with parishioners on Easter Sunday as it would be a beautiful thing. This is alarming health officials because in Louisianna, Boston, and New York, new cases of the coronavirus are doubling every three days. Health authorities say the presidents words are not scientifically based and may put church goers in harms way as there is no way to predict when it will be safe for large gatherings again.
Royal watchers stay tuned
Best wishes to the Royal family and all who are dealing with the outbreak of coronary around the world. Please be mindful of local, state and national restrictions and regulations in your part of the world. Continue to follow guidelines for social distancing and remember to wash your hands often. A few days ago the Cartoon Network ran a commercial telling children to sing the Happy Birthday song twice while cleansing their hands. This will ensure that you are washing long enough and adults may want to use this method as well. There has been no news as to whether or not Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip have been or will be tested.CNN has promised updates on the situation as more news becomes available.