The Royal Family will “rally around” the Queen as she is monitored by her medical team after contracting Covid-19.
Senior royals, led by the Prince of Wales – who has only recently recovered from a second bout of the virus – and Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, are expected to assume her responsibilities until the 95-year-old monarch is fully recovered.
Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and his wife Sophie, Princess Anne, and the Duchess of Cornwall, once she has recovered fully from Covid, are all expected to step forward.
According to Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty is suffering from “mild cold-like symptoms” and will continue “light duties” at Windsor Castle for the next week.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all applicable guidelines,” according to the statement.
“Her Majesty’s family is ably supporting her,” a senior source said. She will continue to perform light duties while listening to her medical team.”
Charles is said to be in good health after testing positive on February 10. He met his mother on February 8th.
The Queen was said to be back at her desk, signing off on a message of congratulations to the Winter Olympic curling teams, emphasizing the business-as-usual signals.
Her Majesty will continue to be closely monitored by her personal medical team, according to sources.
Her physician, Sir Huw Thomas, has previously stated that keeping the Royal Household safe during the pandemic is his “top priority.”
Last year, the Queen was vaccinated for the first time, and she is said to have received all three Covid-19 vaccinations.
Typically, the monarch’s health is kept strictly private, with only a few details revealed.
Despite contact between mother and son when Prince Charles and Camilla were infected with Covid last week, the palace refused to even confirm whether the Queen had been tested.
The announcement that the Queen has Covid-19 was viewed as a significant and positive step by the palace.
The Palace, on the other hand, has stated that there will be no “running commentary” on the Queen’s health.