Coronavirus: Prince of Wales comes out of self-isolation, royal family confirms

THE Prince of Wales has come out of self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 1:44 pm
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 1:45 pm

Prince Charles, 71, tested positive for Covid-19 last week and self-isolated at Birkhall in Scotland for seven days.

One week later, the Prince of Wales is apparently in good health, with the Duchess of Cornwall testing negative for the virus.

A spokesman for Clarence House said: ‘Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation.’

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales talks to members of the ship's company as he leaves following the official commissioning ceremony of HMS Prince of Wales . Picture: Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images

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The prince will now be able to use Birkhall to go on walks for his recommended daily exercise.