Britain can finally breathe a sigh of relief! Queen Elizabeth appears to have recovered from COVID-19. The news came 10 days after she tested positive, and after Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, tested positive as well.
For those who need a quick brush-up, the palace released a short statement on Sunday, February 20 explaining that the 95-year-old monarch did indeed test positive. The palace said that she was experiencing “mild, cold-like symptoms.”
While the Queen did receive her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s unclear whether she has received subsequent doses. There have not been many updates on the Queen’s health status, until now.
The Queen visited family.
According to People, the monarch had a family visit on Sunday with Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis — just eight days after her positive diagnosis. Also attending were Princess Beatrice and her daughter Sienna, who is just five months old. The visit was held outdoors at the Frogmore House, which is a royal retreat about a mile from Windsor Castle.
Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank, and her son August live at Frogmore Cottage, but were not home on Sunday. Hello Magazine reports that the royal mom and her family are in the US, where they are working on business endeavors. The family also attended the Super Bowl on February 13.
Though it was certainly a bit chilly, the sun shone brightly and the Queen seemed to enjoy the afternoon visit. She has a great fondness for Frogmore, as she often takes a quick drive there to walk her beloved dogs at a nearby park. Given the recent circumstances, however, this was her first visit back in some time.
Queen Elizabeth’s appearance is most welcome, as all of Britain was worried about her wellbeing after she contracted COVID-19. Last week, she canceled multiple online appearances because her voice had turned hoarse. On Tuesday, however, she held two virtual events from Windsor Castle.
Buckingham Palace has yet to confirm whether the Queen tested negative since her initial diagnosis. Still, a source told People that she will carry on with her virtual appearances and private engagements. It’s good to see her on the mend!