Queen Elizabeth's Covid-19 test report is positive and she is experiencing mild symptoms, according to reports in BBC. However, despite testing positive for the virus, the queen, 95, expects to continue light duties this week, according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace on Sunday.
"She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines," the statement further read. Reportedly, the queen had been in contact with Prince Charles, her eldest son who had been self-isolating met the Queen two days before his Covid-19 reports came positive last week, according to a royal source.
It is has been learned that a number of people at Windsor Castle have tested positive for Covid-19. However, reports suggest the palace has previously announced that the queen has already been vaccinated against Covid-19. She first took the vaccine in January 2021 and is believed to have taken all the doses.
BBC's royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said that the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch had been taking life "rather more easily" after having spent a night in hospital for medical check-ups in October 2021.
Reportedly, the Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years of service this month and is all set to celebrate her 96th birthday in April 2022.
Messages of Support Started To Pour In for Queen Elizabeth
Well-wishers of the queen around the world have started to pour in messages wishing her quick recovery and good health. Talking to Twitter one wrote, "Sending prayers to Queen Elizabeth II. Hope she'll get well soon from covid."
The government of Taiwan also tweeted, "The people & government of Taiwan wish Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a speedy recovery & return to good health. We're confident Her Majesty will overcome this challenge with flying colors."
"Queen Elizabeth has #COVID19 and is vulnerable because of her age. Let's protect our elders. Wear a mask. Get vaccinated. #CovidIsNotOver," another tweeted.