Prince Charles tests positive for Covid for second time

Originally Published: 10 FEB 22 08:13 ET

    (CNN) -- Prince Charles is in isolation having tested positive for Covid-19, Clarence House has said.

The heir to the throne, who is 73 years old, had to cancel his attendance at an event in Winchester on Thursday, according to a Twitter statement from Clarence House.

In a statement issued at midday local time, Clarence House tweeted: "This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating.

"HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today's events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible."

This is the second time he has tested positive. Charles first tested positive in late March 2020, as countries around the world were first feeling the effects of the pandemic.

The prince is fully vaccinated, PA Media reported, but Clarence House has not confirmed when he last came into physical contact with his mother, the Queen.

The Queen marked her platinum jubilee on Sunday by expressing her "sincere wish" that her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, should become Queen Consort once Charles is king.

Charles' positive test comes just hours after he spent the evening meeting dozens of people at the British Museum celebrating the work of the British Asian Trust, of which he is the founding patron.

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