Queen cancels virtual engagements as she suffers ‘mild’ COVID symptoms

The Queen has cancelled her planned virtual engagements as she continues to suffer mild COVID symptoms, Buckingham Place has said.

The Palace confirmed the monarch tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday and was planning to continue carrying out “light duties” at Windsor Castle.

It said today: “As Her Majesty is still experiencing mild cold like symptoms she has decided not to undertake her planned virtual engagements today, but will continue with light duties.”

The 95-year-old, who was initially experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, is believed to be triple vaccinated.

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Doctors expected anti-viral treatments to be made available to Her Majesty by a team of royal physicians.

Her positive test result comes after she was seen holding a walking stick at an engagement on Wednesday, where she told her audience: “Well, as you can see, I can’t move.”

Less than two weeks ago, Prince Charles contracted COVID for a second time and the Duchess of Cornwall tested positive just days later.