Sun. Aug 1st, 2021

United Kingdom — The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has announced.

Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a spokesman said, adding that the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has been tested but does not have the virus.

Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen last saw her son, the heir to the throne, on 12 March, but was “in good health”.

The palace added that the Duke of Edinburgh was not present at that meeting, and that the Queen was now “following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare”.

A Clarence House statement read: “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.

“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire, where they met the criteria required for testing.

“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 actually only one of many celebrities across the globe who acquired the killer virus.

The other reported cases are as follows:

Albert II, prince of Monaco, 62.

John Bessler, 52.  Law professor, husband of Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Jackson Browne, 71. Singer-songwriter.

Andy Cohen, 51. Talk show host.

Jason Collins, 41. Retired NBA player, Stanford basketball star.

Placido Domingo, 79. Opera singer.

Kevin Durant, 31. NBA player, formerly with Golden State Warriors.

Idris Elba, 47. Actor: “The Wire,” Heimdall in the Thor/Avengers movies.

Rudy Gobert, 27, and Donovan Mitchell, 23. NBA players, Utah Jazz.

Tom Hanks, 63, and Rita Wilson, 63. Actors.

Daniel Dae Kim, 51. Actor: “Lost,” “Hawaii Five-O”

Charlotte Lawrence, 19. Singer-songwriter, model.

Debi Mazar, 55. Actor: “L.A. Law,” “Goodfellas”

Rand Paul, 57. U.S. senator from Kentucky.

Francis Suarez, 42. Mayor of Miami.

Sophie Trudeau, 44. Wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Colton Underwood, 28. “Bachelorette” contestant and then star of TV’s “The Bachelor,” played on practice squads of NFL’s Chargers, Eagles and Raiders.

Harvey Weinstein, 68. Film producer, currently imprisoned in New York for sexual assault and rape.

Meanwhile, among the coronavirus-related fatalities include:

Floyd Cardoz, 59. Celebrity chef, “Top Chef Masters” winner. Died March 25 after diagnosis of COVID-19. He had been feeling unwell for about a week since returning from a trip to his native India.

David Edwards, 48, and Lee Green, 49. Standout college basketball players in the 1990s for, respectively, Texas A&M and St. John’s. Deaths announced March 23, not officially confirmed as COVID-19 deaths.

Manu Dibango, 86. Saxophonist from Cameroon, best-known for his 1972 hit “Soul Makossa,” whose hook Michael Jackson used in “Wanna Be Startin Somethin.” Died March 24 in Paris.

Terrence McNally, 81. Playwright and screenwriter: “Love! Valour! Compassion!”, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” “Master Class.”  Died March 24. (ia/ news)

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