May 18, 2022

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Queen Elizabeth II was infected with COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth II was infected with COVID-19

(London) Queen Elizabeth II, 95, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, but Buckingham Palace announced that it had only “mild” symptoms, raising concerns about the health of the planet’s most famous emperor.

Posted at 6:56 p.m.
Updated at 8:21 p.m.

Sylvain PEUCHMAURD
France Media Agency

The sovereign, who has just crossed the milestone of 70 years of British monarchy’s rule, met her son, Prince Charles, on February 8, two days before a positive test.

“Today Buckingham Palace confirms that the Queen has tested positive for COVID-19,” he said in a statement.

“Her Majesty has cold-like symptoms, but hopes to continue light duties in Windsor next week,” she added, adding that the castle, which has been her main residence since the outbreak began, adds text, thus reassuring him about his health.

“She will continue to receive medical supervision and follow all appropriate recommendations,” he continues.

According to British media, the Queen, who is celebrating her 96th birthday on April 21, has been vaccinated three times, as her son and his wife, Camilla, also recently tested positive.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who spent many days in intensive care in the spring of 2020 with COVID-19, took to Twitter to wish “a speedy recovery and a speedy return to good health.”

Health Minister Sajid Javed also wished the Queen a “speedy recovery”, Home Secretary Preeti Patel added, “God save the Queen, which is also the title of a British anthem).

“Recover quickly, madam,” tweeted opposition Labor leader Khair Stormer.

Since being admitted to the hospital one night in October, it is very rare for a sovereign to appear, for a reason never mentioned. But the palace has recently announced that it is resuming its public activities: the Queen is expected to attend a diplomatic reception in Windsor on March 2, ahead of a ceremony in Westminster Abbey on March 29 in memory of her husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. At the Commonwealth Day celebrations on March 14.

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Since being interviewed by her son, the Queen has been personally publicly engaged last Wednesday, with Major General Eldon Miller and his ancestor Rear Admiral James McLeod responsible for the liaison between the Queen and the Armed Forces. , In Windsor Castle, forty kilometers from London, is the main site of the Sovereign’s residence.

Photo by Steve Parsons, agency France-Press

Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Maj. Gen. Eldon Miller, Queen’s liaison to the Armed Forces, and her ancestor Rear Admiral James McLeod at Windsor Castle on 16 February.

Platinum Jubilee

The video for the meeting showed two soldiers standing with canes in their hands, smiling and welcoming in plain clothes. “As you can see, I can not move,” she said, pointing to her left foot or leg.

This form of the queen gave a signal to alleviate concerns about her health status, especially as she was examined overnight in the hospital for “preliminary” tests, the nature of which has never been stated since.

On Tuesday, she received the new ambassadors to Estonia and Spain via videoconference.

Prince Charles Services, 73, announced on February 10 that the heir to the British crown had tested positive for COVID-19 – a second time – and that he was alone. He met his mother 48 hours ago.

The emperor’s entourage indicated that she had no symptoms, not to mention whether she had been declared positive or negative, fueling the concern.

On Monday, February 14, Camilla, 74, the wife of Prince Charles, announced that she too had caught COVID-19.

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Queen Elizabeth crossed the milestone of 70 years of rule on February 6, an unprecedented longevity for the British monarchy. Four-day festivities are planned to celebrate its Platinum Jubilee.