Upbeat Camilla keeping a close eye on Charles after he tests positive for coronavirus: 'They're in good spirits'
There is a sense of keeping calm and carrying on, says an insider
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwell, Camilla, are reportedly keeping calm after the former tested positive for novel coronavirus on March 25.
Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth's eldest son and heir to the throne "has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health" as he continues to work from Birkhall, his Balmoral estate in Scotland. Meanwhile, Camilla, who was tested negative for the virus, is self-isolating separately. She, however, continues to remain positive about the situation, reports state.
A palace source, while talking to People, said: "Both of them remain in good spirits. There is a sense of keeping calm and carrying on. The duchess is concerned for him, but she is aware of his own good spirits and therefore is keeping a close eye on him and mindful of her own situation. She is upbeat."
Reports state that the couple was not isolated from each other before Prince Charles' positive test results. Clarence House released a statement about Charles, saying: "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.”
Prince Charles is the first member of the British Royal family to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, although nearly all of them have spoken about the pandemic and have advised people to take precautions.
Prince William, last week, had shared a personal video message, saying: "Whenever and wherever adversity strikes, the people of the UK have a unique ability to pull together. The way that local communities support those affected shows the very best of our values and human nature."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took to social media to advice their followers on how to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The couple took to Instagram to share the six WHO recommendations before sharing three pictures of health workers on the frontline. "For all of us, the best way we can support health workers is to make sure we do not make their job any harder by spreading this disease further," they wrote. Their list included "wash your hands often" and "avoid touching your face".
As the news of Prince Charles' diagnosis broke, multiple frontline workers at the National Health Service (NHS), who are battling the novel coronavirus every day, reportedly expressed their frustration. The health workers are furious that the Prince of Wales got tested for coronavirus despite exhibiting only mild symptoms when they themselves have had a hard time getting one.
The United Kingdom, as of March 25, had recorded over 350 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus while over 6,500 people have been infected with the virus in the country.
Meanwhile, the United States has witnessed over 700 deaths in the past few weeks with over 53,000 cases of the deadly viral infection confirmed. The coronavirus cases worldwide, however, have crossed 400,000.