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21 Feb 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting an outpouring of support and well wishes from people and politicians across the world.

Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday that the 95-year old monarch had indeed contracted the virus. “Her majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week. She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace said in a statement.

This news comes just after the Queen eldest son, Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19 the second time, nearly two years after he first contracted the virus in March, 2020.

Many prominent world leaders, including U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson have sent their best wishes to the monarch with tweets such as “God save the Queen.”

The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II is set to celebrate her 96th birthday in April this year.

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