What We Know About Prince Charles' Coronavirus Diagnosis

When Grace Kelly's son, Prince Albert II of Monaco, announced he had tested positive on March 19, there were fears for Britain's Prince Charles — and today our worst fears were confirmed. His office has announced that the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, and the father of Prince William and Prince Harry, has tested positive for COVID-19 (via Daily Mail).

A spokesman for Clarence House said, "The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. 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." In reporting the diagnosis, the Daily Mail says Charles was displaying "mild symptoms" over the weekend before he was finally tested and diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The spokesman also said that the tests, which were conducted by Scotland's National Health Service, has shown that Charles' wife Camilla is virus-free. "The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland."

Charles has spoken to William, Harry, and Queen Elizabeth

The British Press Association says Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are both "in excellent spirits," and Charles is not bedridden. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail says Charles' condition is not expected to get worse, and that he has already spoken to Prince William, Prince Harry, and Queen Elizabeth.

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are both still in Windsor and are doing well. "Her Majesty the queen remains in good health," the palace says. "The queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare."

The COVID-19 coronavirus plays no favorites. People who have come down with COVID-19 include celebrities like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, as well as Idris Elba, sportspeople like Kevin Durant, political personalities like Canada's Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (wife of Justin Trudeau) and U.S. Senator Rand Paul (via Vulture).