Queen Elizabeth II Visited William, Kate & Their Kids After Recovering From COVID-19

The 95-year-old monarch tested positive on Feb. 20, but by March 1, she resumed some royal duties.

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WINDSOR, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Queen Elizabeth II (R) talks with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge,...
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Queen Elizabeth II is making a speedy recovery from COVID-19. On Feb. 27, the 95-year-old monarch was spotted on an outdoor family visit at Frogmore House on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where she had been recovering. Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis were all present to see the Queen, as seen in pictures from the Daily Mail, as well as Princess Beatrice and her 5-month-old daughter Sienna. The Palace has not commented on Queen Elizabeth’s health, but she participated in two virtual meetings on Mar. 1, indicating that she is well enough to carry out her responsibilities.

Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 20, amid an outbreak of COVID-19 in the royal family. The head of state had “mild cold-like symptoms,” according to Buckingham Palace, who said she would “continue to receive medical attention” as well as “follow all the appropriate guidelines” while continuing to assume her “light duties.” However, on Feb. 22, the queen canceled her planned virtual meetings for the day as she was still dealing with mild symptoms. “She has decided not to undertake her planned virtual engagements today, but will continue with light duties," the Palace confirmed.

Her positive COVID test came after days in which she was being monitored after her eldest son, Prince Charles, received his own positive test on Feb. 10. A Buckingham Palace official confirmed to The New York Times at the time that she’d had contact with her heir on Feb. 8. The queen was not yet showing any symptoms of COVID-19. On Feb. 14, Clarence House announced that Charles’ wife, Camilla, also tested positive for the virus and was self-isolating.

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The Prince of Wales was at Windsor Castle, where the queen is currently in residence, on Feb. 8 for an investiture ceremony. Earlier on Feb. 10, Clarence House announced that Charles had been diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time and was forced to cancel his planned appearances for the day. “This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating,” a statement from his official Twitter account read. “HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today’s events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible.” That day, Camilla had tested negative and continued her scheduled appearances.

Charles has previously stated that he had been vaccinated against the virus and received a booster shot. The Palace confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine in January 2021, but has yet to confirm any additional doses.

Prince Charles previously contracted COVID-19 in March 2020, as the virus was ravaging countries and forcing quarantine measures around the world. That June, he opened up about his experience with the virus, acknowledging that he was fortunate enough to recover from a mild infection. “I was lucky, in my case, and got away with it quite lightly,” he told Sky News. “I’ve had it and can still understand what other people are going through. I feel particularly for those, for instance, who’ve lost their loved ones but were unable to be with them at the time. That’s, to me, the most ghastly thing.”

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