The Mood
How Did the Queen Get Covid?

How Did the Queen Get Covid?

And How is The Legendary Leader Doing?

Buckingham Palace confirmed Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 20.

Fortunately, the monarch, who reportedly has been triple vaccinated, is only dealing with “mild cold-like symptoms” so far.

The seemingly unstoppable leader expects to continue “light duties” at Windsor as she recovers, the palace said.

While the source of her infection hasn’t been announced, the 95-year-old Queen was in the company of her eldest son and heir, Prince Charles of Wales, who tested positive last week. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also recently tested positive for coronavirus.

Charles was isolated after his diagnosis on Feb. 10. This will be his second infection after testing positive for the virus in March, 2020.

As for the Queen, so far her symptoms are mild. “She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace said.

Princess Elizabeth stands outside a medic jeep in 1945.
Princess Elizabeth in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, April 1945. Wikimedia

It’s been reported that a number of people recently tested positive at Windsor Castle, so between her son who tested positive and others in the castle, there are several possible sources.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “I’m sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health.”

Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen received her first vaccine dose in January 2021. According to later reports, the Queen is now fully vaccinated.

The Queen has her own doctors on hand to take care of her. Prof Sir Huw Thomas, the head of the medical household and physician to the Queen, is expected to be in charge of her care.