The Queen has tested positive for COVID only days after Charles and Camilla both caught the virus, but has still found time to send a message to Team GB’s medal winners today.
The monarch, 95, is understood to be experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but is expected to continue with light duties at Windsor over the coming week.
She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines.
Her Majesty’s diagnosis comes after a number of people at Windsor Castle, where her Majesty resides, tested positive for Covid-19.
It also comes just two weeks after the Queen reached her historic Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne on February 6.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement today that the Queen had tested positive for COVID, and that her Majesty was experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue with light duties at Windsor over the coming week, and added that she will continue to receive medical attention and would observe all the applicable guidelines.
The diagnosis comes as the Queen sent a message of congratulations to Team GB’s women’s curling team after they won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
It’s likely she will be working from her red boxes, sent to her every day, containing policy papers, Foreign Office telegrams, letters and other State papers from Government ministers and Commonwealth representatives that have to be read, and where required, approved and signed.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his good wishes to Her Majesty, saying that he was sure that he spoke for everyone in wishing Her Majesty, The Queen a speedy recovery from COVID and a quick return to vibrant good health.
The Queen is understood to be triple vaccinated but has been subject to health concerns since mid-October, after cancelling a run of engagements and spending the night in hospital undergoing preliminary tests.
She missed the Remembrance Sunday event at the Cenotaph on November 14 last year due to a sprained back.
Prior to that, she missed a reception for business leaders at Windsor Castle on October 19 due to ill health, instead, spending a night at King Edward VII’s Hospital. That hospital stay was her first in eight years when in 2013 she was treated at the private clinic for a bout of gastroenteritis.
The sovereign was also seen using a walking stick at a Westminster Abbey service in early October, the first time she’d done so at a major event.
But you’ve got to love the media commentators who act as if they love the Queen, whilst supporting a Prime Minister that had to apologise to the Queen for throwing a party. These people are vile traitors and once upon a time would have been tried for treason and beheaded.
However, the Queen getting COVID was not entirely unexpected, but still concerning, given her age and increasing frailty, but hopefully, her symptoms will remain mild and she will make a full recovery. However, it’s less than a year since the death of her husband Prince Philip and generally, partners often go downhill after such a long marriage, especially more impoverished people, without support, who lose the will to live after being left all alone, but the Queen shows genuine British willpower in the face of mild cold-like symptoms, unlike some, but let’s face it, any type of virus could be fatal for any 95 year old, it just depends on their body’s health and capacity to fight it off.
However, does the Queen have more right to be taken care of than anyone else, and if we’re going by worth, then who has contributed more to the human race? A nurse who has worked for decades, raised a family and cost a fraction of what the Queen and her family cost and then spends hours on a hospital trolley because there was no doctor available to treat them.