LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is experiencing mild cold symptoms, Buckingham Palace said.
The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch would continue to perform light duties at Windsor Castle over the next week.
“She will continue to receive medical care and will follow all relevant recommendations,” the palace said in a statement.
People with a positive test for COVID-19 must isolate themselves for at least five days, although the British government says it plans to repeal this requirement for England next week.
The Queen received three doses of coronavirus vaccine.
Both her eldest son, Prince Charles, and Camilla’s daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, also recently fell ill with COVID-19. Charles has since returned to work.
The monarch of Britain, who reigns longer, the queen reached the age of 70 on the throne on February 6, the anniversary of the death in 1952 of his father, King George VI.
She recently returned to public duties after months of rest after doctors told her to rest after in October she spent the night in hospital for tests. She was forced to cancel appearances at several key events, including Sunday Remembrance Services at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Last week she conducted the audience virtually and in person.
In the coming weeks, the Queen will also take part in a number of personal public appearances, including audiences with politicians and diplomats, a diplomatic reception in Windsor on March 2 and the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14.
Public celebrations of platinum anniversaries with festivities are scheduled for June, including a military parade, a day of jumps and neighborhood parties over the long weekend from June 2nd to 5th.
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