Daily US Times, London: UK Prime minister Boris Johnson became the first major world leader to test positive for coronavirus after he acknowledged in on Friday. He was last in the presence of the 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II on March 11. Now concerns grow over the health of Queen.
Earlier this week, Queen Elizabeth’s son Prince Charles also tested positive who last came into contact with the queen on March 12.
Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that the annual Trooping the Colour parade, the popular celebration of the queen’s official birthday, will not go ahead “in its traditional form” in June.
A statement published by the palace said ”A number of other options are being considered, in line with relevant guidance.”
The Queen turns 94 in April, but her birthday is celebrated in June when the weather is usually better.
The celebration features huge crowds on The Mall, ranks of marching troops and mounted guards in colorful uniforms and an all-royal family spread on the palace balcony as an air force flyby concludes the festivities.
Among the concerns grow about the Queen’s health condition, the Buckingham Palace said, “The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the (prime minister) on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare.”
But the palace declined to comment on whether queen, 93, and Prince Philip, 98, have been tested for coronavirus.
Prince Charles official royal residence Clarence House said in a statement on Wednesday that the 71-year-old prince tested positive for the virus after “displaying mild symptoms.
Clarence House confirmed of Friday the last time Charles was in the presence of Johnson was March 9.
“To confirm the last time The Prince of Wales saw the Prime Minister was at the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth service on March 9th,” the Clarence House statement read.
The Prince of Wales is self-isolating at Birkhall, the prince’s home on the royal Balmoral estate in Scotland. but his wife, 72-year-old Duchess Camilla of Cornwall has tested negative for the virus and is also self-isolated apart from Charles at Birkhall.