Queen Elizabeth II, the U.K.’s 95-year-old monarch, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has mild symptoms, her office at Buckingham Palace said.
The queen is experiencing “cold-like” effects but expects to continue “light duties” at Windsor Castle over the coming week, the palace said in a statement. She has received all her vaccinations.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” according to the statement.
No information was given then on whether Queen Elizabeth — who this month marked 70 years on the throne — had taken any Covid tests herself.
She resumed in-person audiences at the castle last week, but complained to one attendee of suffering from stiffness and was photographed holding a walking stick.
(With inputs from agencies)