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March 26, 2020 - Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

According to the BBC, a statement from the Royal Family says Charles, 71, displayed mild symptoms and has been working from home in Scotland the past few days. His wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, was also tested but does not have the virus.

The tests, the statement says were done by the National Health Service 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."

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BBC: "Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'."

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