Royal Family to ‘join’ Queen after positive Covid test


he Royal Family will ‘rally’ with the Queen as she is watched by her medical team after contracting Covid-19.

It is understood that the senior royals, led by the Prince of Wales – himself has just recovered from a second bout of the virus – and Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will take over their duties until that the 95-year-old monarch is fully recovered.

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and his wife Sophie, and the Princess Royal are also set to step in, along with the Duchess of Cornwall once she has fully recovered from Covid herself.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed Her Majesty is experiencing ‘mild cold symptoms’ and plans to continue with ‘light duties’ at Windsor Castle over the coming week.

“She will continue to receive medical care and will follow all appropriate guidelines,” a statement added.

A senior source said: “Her Majesty is ably supported by her family. She will continue with light duties but of course will listen to her medical team.”

Charles is said to be in good shape after testing positive on February 10. He met his mother on February 8.

Insisting on the usual signals, the Queen is said to have returned to her desk, signing a congratulatory message to the Winter Olympic curling teams.

Sources say Her Majesty will continue to be monitored very closely by her personal medical team.

Her doctor, Sir Huw Thomas, has previously described her “key priority” as the safety of the Royal Household throughout the pandemic.

The Queen was first vaccinated last year and was said to have had all three Covid-19 vaccinations.

The monarch’s health is generally kept as a firmly private matter, with only limited details revealed.

When Prince Charles and Camilla contracted Covid last week, despite contact between mother and son, the Palace did not even confirm whether the Queen had been tested.

The announcement that the Queen has Covid-19 was seen as an important and positive step by the Palace.

But the palace said there would be no “current comment” on the Queen’s health.

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