The Prince of Wales is continuing to carry out his duties remotely as he self-isolates, holding phone and video meetings, according to HELLO! UK. In a touching show of support that shows just how much the future King means to royals fans, he has also received many cards and digital messages following his diagnosis, the publication reports.
On March 26, Town & Country also reported Charles is in "good spirits" after revealing he tested positive for the coronavirus. A source also told the publication it's unlikely his case will "escalate into a more serious" one.
Charles and Duchess Camilla – who tested negative for the virus and continues to monitor her health – continue to self-isolate at Birkhall. Camilla is said to be "upbeat" after her husband's news, according to Town & Country.
"Dr. Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland... is very pleased to confirm that both remain in good health," Scotland's Chief Medical Officer said in a statement on March 25.
Charles is not the only royal to have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Last week, Karl von Habsburg, the ancestral Archduke of Austria, said he had the illness, as did Prince Albert of Monaco. Both remain in good health. The Prince's Palace said Albert, like Charles, continues to work from home as he recovers.
The Queen held her weekly Audience with the Prime Minister today by telephone. Her Majesty - pictured this evening at Windsor Castle - has held a weekly Audience with her Prime Minister throughout her reign. pic.twitter.com/9rYoLTfkO4
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 25, 2020
Following Charles's news, Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying the Queen "remains in good health." The same day, Her Majesty held her weekly audience with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but did so by phone. For the very first time in royal history, photos of their audience were published, showing the monarch using a white rotary phone and looking well.
As of this writing, there have been more than 491,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 175 countries and regions since the outbreak began earlier this year, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. More than 118,000 of those people have since recovered. More than 9,600 of those cases have been reported in the UK. The illness has caused more than 22,000 deaths worldwide.