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Prince Charles, 71-year-old heir to British throne, tests positive for coronavirus

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LONDON, England -- Prince Charles, the 71-year-old son of Queen Elizabeth II and the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating in Scotland.

"He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual," according to a spokesman for his official royal residence, Clarence House, on Wednesday morning.

His wife, 72-year-old Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative for the virus, according to the spokesman.

The tests were carried out by the National Health Service in Scotland.

"In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland," the spokesman added. "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."

Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth II remains at her home in Windsor.

Charles last saw the queen on March 12, according to a BBC report.

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