Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus, he’s in isolation in Scotland

The Prince's Trust Awards, The London Palladium, UK

During the Commonwealth Day events, Prince Charles wasn’t shaking hands with many people. He did a few elbow bumps, but mostly did prayer-hands “namaste” greetings. He still stood pretty close to people and he was not social distancing whatsoever. He had a full(ish) schedule throughout the first two weeks of March, and he and Camilla only went into isolation last week, where they traveled to Scotland to isolate themselves at Birkhall. It was in Scotland where Charles tested positive for coronavirus.

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus. Clarence House confirmed that the 71-year-old royal had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease in a statement released this morning. The heir to the throne is said to have displayed “mild symptoms” but “otherwise remains in good health”, and has been self-isolating in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall – who has tested negative for coronavirus.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,” the statement said. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing. It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”

[From Sky News]

Holy yikes. Just… yikes. We were just hearing about how Charles was carrying on work in isolation, making calls to his patronages and sending out letters and such. Now is the moment to just curl up with a book and meditate and take care of oneself. I hope it turns out to be a mild case. Holy sh-t.

These photos are from his last big public event, on March 11th.

National Prince's Trust Awards 2020

National Prince's Trust Awards 2020

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  1. AGreatDane says:

    All shade to the side, I hope he recovers.

    But back to the shade…Diana said that man wasn’t gonna be nobody’s King…

    • Keekee says:

      LMAO the last bit truly cracked me up.

    • Heather says:

      ‘But back to the shade…Diana said that man wasn’t gonna be nobody’s King…‘


    • Tessa says:

      Unless William persuades the Queen to step down while Charles is incapacitated, he won’t be Regent anytime soon.

    • MellyMel says:

      She did say that lmao! Thank you for the laugh!! 🙂

    • KellyRyan says:

      Laughing hysterically. 🙂 Diana, the people’s princess, long may you be remembered.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      After seeing the antics of the power hungry Regent-Wanabe, Willnot, I am now sincerely praying to our merciful God in heaven, for the healing of the heir to the throne, Prince Charles.

      The last thing poor Britain needs is a grasping, beady eyed, power-hungry, megalomaniac, gladly snatching whatever power and influence he can and wielding it against his much envied, long suffering brother and sister in law. At least, not until they are more settled income wise and can financially withstand whatever attacks William unleashes on them.

      For this reason, may God preserve Charles life and health for the next few decades to come. Amen. 🙏🙏

    • Zianda says:

      Charles gets the virus and “Diana” trends on twitter, I love the internet 🤣🤣🤣

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      Thank you, A Great Dane… I SO needed to laugh this morning!

    • new_kay says:

      Well…those two ninkumpoops Wiliam and Kate were out visiting the epicentre of COVID-19 (with frontline staff at a hospital). So foolish. Plus didn’t William joke about this very thing?

    • notasugarhere says:

      You may have been joking, but Diana never said that.

      BASHIR – Do you think the Prince of Wales will ever be King?

      DIANA – I don’t think any of us know the answer to that. And obviously it’s a question that’s in everybody’s head. But who knows, who knows what fate will produce, who knows what circumstances will provoke?

      BASHIR – But you would know him better than most people. Do you think he would wish to be King?

      DIANA -There was always conflict on that subject with him when we discussed it, and I understood that conflict, because it’s a very demanding role, being Prince of Wales, but it’s an equally more demanding role being King.

      And being Prince of Wales produces more freedom now, and being King would be a little bit more suffocating. And because I know the character I would think that the top job, as I call it, would bring enormous limitations to him, and I don’t know whether he could adapt to that.

      BASHIR – Do you think it would make more sense in the light of the marital difficulties that you and the Prince of Wales have had if the position of monarch passed directly to your son Prince William?

      DIANA – Well, then you have to see that William’s very young at the moment, so do you want a burden like that to be put on his shoulders at such an age? So I can’t answer that question.

      BASHIR – Would it be your wish that when Prince William comes of age that he were to succeed the Queen rather than the current Prince of Wales?

      DIANA – My wish is that my husband finds peace of mind, and from that follows others things, yes.

      • Tessa says:

        Poor Diana. The Golden Prince is tarnished now. And his attitude towards his brother and his wife is vile.

      • Maria says:

        Not in so many words…..

      • Xo says:

        The way she said it, it was like a curse.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She was implying an unfaithful husband wasn’t allowed to be king, as if that would exclude him. See Henry VIII and loads of other monarchs to easily dispute her claim. At the end of the day, the vast majority do not care about marital discord that happened three decades ago. It is ancient history to all but the obsessed Diana fans.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Charles would still be a better king than William. Brits should all pray for Charles’ recovery.

  2. girl_ninja says:

    I hope he heals and recovers.

    How will they blame Meghan and Harry?

    • Ali says:

      Oh harry should be taking care of his dad.

      Meghan gave the virus to prince Charles.

      But yikes I knew after prince albert got the positive test Charles would have it.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I thought the same thing too. Albert & Charles must have picked up the virus at the World Water conference they both attended.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        If H&M didn’t want to “bail” (in their words), there would’ve been no reason for this meeting, and all would be sunshine and roses for them. HA! You KNOW they’ll try and pretzel it to them, esp. Meg.

        I hope H,M&A are tested, and are isolating in health and safety!

      • Yup, Me says:

        It makes me really happy that when I read Prince Albert, the first thing that came to mind was the piercing, not the man

      • Noodle says:

        Is that the same event where Sophie Trudeau and Idris Elba were also in attendance?

      • SomeChick says:

        @Yup, Me: well it’s not inappropriate! LOL!

      • SomeChick says:

        Er, oops. I was mistaking Albert for Andrew. I haven’t the first clue who Albert even is! Well it would have been funny if Andrew were named Albert. Or if William was!

  3. Liz version 700 says:

    This makes William and Kate’s attention grabbing and Keen Regency awfulness so much more nauseating. Really really tacky. Best wishes on a recovery Chuck. Que the “Harry should leave Archie and a Meghan and rush home to sit with Charles in isolation” trash tabloid stories.

    • Becks1 says:

      It really puts the whole regency nonsense in a different (disturbing) light.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Yes Becks I totally agree. It almost makes it seem…predatory. This family eats their young AND their old.

      • Ali says:

        Prince William is disgusting to say the least.

      • Lise says:

        I wonder how long William has known about his dad’s diagnosis. And if that’s why we got articles about him stepping up this week. So gross.

    • Silas says:

      This is why we got the Rebecca English article. It’s also why William had the most engagement with efforts against the virus including his under-the-wire photo op. Otherwise, his stance would be mocking people who were worried about the virus.

      • Ellen Olenska says:

        Right on the money…it was damage control so if Prince Charles should not make it they wouldn’t Be running that Willy video on half the screen

      • Jumpingthesnark says:

        Yes it all coming together now. I’m imagining the Queen penning a note to Bill “knock it off asshole!!!! Your Dad and I aren’t dead yet !!!!!!”

    • February Pisces says:

      I’m dreading to think what ma Middleton will be getting her minion RRs to write. I’m guessing something about how the Cambridge’s are stepping into the role even sooner than expected and how ready they are to take on the challenge.

      • Marjorie says:

        Yeah, Carol is gonna go into overdrive.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Can you imagine? Charles’ positive test has helped skate find her voice omg

      • February Pisces says:

        It will be a real test of how low the Cambridge’s are willing to go if they use the fact that Charles has coronavirus and is in the high risk category to promote themselves. They are morally bankrupt.

    • Nic919 says:

      And this makes William and Kate potential spreaders of the virus since they were in contact with Charles at the commonwealth day ceremony and possibly other times.

      Again they were absolute idiots for doing that photo op.

      • Nicole says:

        Who knows who was positive at the CW ceremony…but it’s scary how it can spread when people don’t have symptoms. I’m actually wondering about everyone who attended …including Harry. (You think of the “six degrees of separation”…Sophie Trudeau and Edris Elba are positive…Lewis Hamilton was shown in a photo with them at an event that weekend (no idea LH’s status)….then he and Harry were together numerous times that weekend…and so it goes.).

        Everyone in the RF (who attend that Ceremony) could have it TBH but they only announced Charles (so far?). Praying for every high risk person who’s diagnosed! Hope all the RF children are ok too. Scary times.

      • Sunshine says:

        Nicole. Lewis Hamilton has tweeted that he does not have it.

    • DarlingDiana says:

      William and Kate don’t need to grab attention. He is the future King and she the future Queen. Like ’em or hate ’em, they don’t need They need to do their jobs which they have done far more consistently since Prince Harry stepped back. Prince Harry needs to do exactly what he is which is staying put with his family.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Since the family probably knew this before the public, the sudden push to make William a “diplomat” is very disturbing, Makes me wonder if William is home with a voodoo doll, trying to hasten his ascension to the throne.

  4. Alexandria says:

    Get well soon.

  5. Indiesr says:

    I really hope he recovers from this. Sometimes we think certain things just can’t happen to us or we are above it all, until it does happen to us. Well, he I’m sure has the best doctors to take care of him so hopefully he will pull through. Now on another note how will the press spreads this to blame Harry & Megan….Maybe…”Selfish Harry & Megan left all the duties for poor prince Charles to carry out and he caught the virus”

    • booboocita says:

      “Selfish Harry & Meghan left all the duties for poor Prince Charles and he caught the virus.” NAILED IT. I truly believe that this is how the British tabloids will spin this, along with a side of, “Will & Kate wouldn’t have to visit first responders if only Harry were here to do the work.”

    • Reece says:

      That’s it!

  6. Jess says:

    Im so glad the sussexes got out of the UK. This is getting really bad!

    • Ali says:

      Thank god the Sussexes didnt bring Archie to the uk.

      I guess their herd immunity didnt work out.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I just read an Danish article about this with an expert stating that it would be very very hard to establish herd immunity without a good vaccine, not without a lot of deaths and not even successfully at that because it is very likely that any immunity would be fairly short-lived (up to 3 years).

        The previous British strategy of developing a herd immunity to COVID 19 was an incredibly reckless and dangerous strategy.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        Well these are the words of our Prime Minister; Dominic Cummings  ‘herd immunity, protect the economy and if that means some pensioners die, too bad’. This man is evil beyond belief, he was behind brexit and then had the cheek to say Brexit shouldn’t have happened, there were ways we could have worked something out with the EU! He likes playing games with people, I’m sure he’s a psychopath.
        (He may as well be Prime Minister, Boris is just he’s puppet).

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        @Bohemian: It’s crazy how this has not been a much bigger in the mainstream news! They have done so little and have not asked any questions or pushed back. When Boris initially suggested that we just ‘take it on the chin’, I was floored… and now here we are.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Bohemian Angel, that is what is being said here, by republiTHUGS; (paraphrasing) “Your grandparents will gladly die to protect THE ECONOMY for their grandkids”. WHAT THE ACTUAL &^%$!….RIGHT??? NOT “They would give up their lives to keep their grandkids HEALTHY”, but they will for THE ECONOMY!!!!

        These heartless bastards need to be the first to “volunteer”. Yet you KNOW they’re the first to be tested and will be the first to get resources.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        RUBY-WOO Unfortunately the mainstream news have been covering Boris’ back since the election campaign, what he got away with was ridiculous but people still saw fit to vote for him, so here we are…
        THEOG You can bet your bottom dollar that they have all been tested esp Boris what with his pregnant girlfriend, it’s the rest of us plebs that have to get on with it and hope and pray we are not the unfortunate ones that get it or die from it.

  7. Aria says:

    I hope he recovery soon. He may got from Albert. No wonder king william pr push. Oh dear god we are going through this worst time now . Why do you punish us with king William reign so soon?? The world doesnt deserve king bill and queen keen Kate. Long live queen petty and prince charles .

    • Liz version 700 says:

      No kidding! Pandemic + the Reign if Keen keen King and Queen W&K no just too many things right now to absorb that too.

    • Ali says:

      @aria I think Charles gave it to Albert.

      The UK has been terrible at testing and controlling the spread of the virus.

      London had more cases then all of Canada but the government took no action.

      How terrible.

  8. Becks1 says:

    wow, I hope he recovers quickly and takes it easy.

    This is why the royals being so slow to isolate (relatively) is maddening though – Charles met with how many people over the past two weeks?

    • Livvers says:

      Right? I don’t care who he got it from, but royals meet vulnerable people all the time in their work. He could have endangered dozens, perhaps hundreds of people if he was communicable!

  9. Desdemona says:

    Hope the WHOLE world gets better soon… Prince Charles included

  10. S808 says:

    He has access to great healthcare so I’m not TOO worried but yikes. That’s worrying. Get well soon Charles.

  11. I wish this illness on no one. No one deserves it. I wish him a full and speedy recovery. And I agree Kaiser, I hope he is sensible enough to slow down his work load until he recovers. Working full out while sick, even with mild symptoms, just puts added stress on your body’s ability to recover. Namaste Prince Charles.

  12. YT says:

    Best wishes to Charles and Camilla.

    William must be thrilled though. Ugh.

    • Florence says:

      Prepare yourself for the possibility of King Baldy Bigmouth and Queen Silent Grinning Keen

    • Erinn says:

      I really don’t think he is. I think he’d love the power, but not the responsibility. Maybe this will be a kick in the ass he needs to get motivated to do some real work. (not holding my breath)

      • Becks1 says:

        I think William actually likes the status quo a great deal – he and Kate can disappear for weeks if they want to, spend lots of time at their country home, and not have to worry about finances or any of those other stressors.

        But I do think he would like the power (within the royal sphere.)

      • Erinn says:

        Honestly, for what he’s like, he’s got the ‘perfect’ gig right now. I don’t think he’s chomping at the bit as much as some people do when it comes to being King. If I were as opposed to working as he was, I’d want dad and granny to live VERY long lives.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think he is at the point now where he wants the bells and whistles that come along with at least being PoW – including the duchy of cornwall $$. We all know he has no desire to actually work hard, lol. I mean look at all those weird stories over the past two weeks about William being a statesman etc – he likes getting that kind of praise without having to actually do anything.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        I think William would actually HATE being King. He’s got it pretty kushy now. The duties and responsibilities will not be fun for him… or his work ethic.

    • Tessa says:

      William is showing even more his true colors. Running around trying to get as much PR as he can. I think he is planning to cut Harry off unless he “sees the error of his ways” and gives up his wife and child. So disgusting. Charles should get well soon and reign in his petulant son ASAP.

      • Aria says:

        Becks the press will quickly turn 360 on keen Kate and bill if they dont work much if he wants to be regent. Their lazy ass wont be cover forever and they cant hide behind their kids anymore. He and kate likes the power but not responsbility. After pandemic it’s going to fun beacuse surely the government will ask Charles and queen to work less. Now charles , queen , andy , Sussex are out of royal work. It’s going to fun for keen cambridges to work for very time. That’s why way they handle Sussex will come back and bite them. There is only 5 senior royals as now. People will not sure allow Andy into public life. Charles wont allow york girls to work. The family in fighting is just going to start and William will show his true colors. Zara and peter are money sucker that’s why they are costing up with cambridges for the future. That’s why andy wants to marry both of his daughter to semi wealth folks so he doesnt need to ask for money from William nor charles. Keen cambridges, their stan, ass kissing rr and mama Middleton will blame Sussex beacuse they left brf and how poor cambridges have to work for 5 hours a day in expensive dress and get to stay in palace. These people only said they are sixth in line where they dont need them . So they left and now they are mad as hell. I bet they will call harry to work for them , maybe he will work as semi royal he wanted but Meghan will get pregnant and making that reason she wont come to uk. I hope she wont.

    • ex-Mel says:

      “William must be thrilled though”

      Charles is his FATHER.
      Contrary to popular opinion here, these are human beings, not cartoon characters.

      • Maria says:


      • MJM says:

        Harry is his only BROTHER and look how that turned out.

      • Lady D says:

        This family strikes you as close? A grouping of greedy and literal backstabbers out to take from anyone who will make their life and only their life easier.

      • ex-Mel says:

        MJM – whatever (if anything) happened between William and Harry, I seriously doubt either would like to see the other one die. Or their father, for that matter.
        They ARE family – the only one they’ve got.

      • Royalwatcher says:

        Harry is his BROTHER and we see how he treated him. His supposedly beloved, super-close, only brother. Also, seeing the comments William made a few weeks ago, he probably doesn’t think Charles would/could actually die.

      • twoz says:

        ex-Mel – look at your history. There’s a *long* tradition in that family of sons loathing their fathers and vice versa.

  13. Lisa says:

    Hope he recovers. Harry.and Meghan were smart to leave Archie home and then get out of dodge.

    • S808 says:

      Makes me glad that none of the family got too close to them (from what we saw) and there was minimal contact. I can’t believe the press wanted baby Archie exposed to this.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The press did not want baby Archie exposed to the virus then only wanted something to expend ink on and bitch about.

      • notasugarhere says:

        There are several members of the press who would love it if Meghan and Archie were no longer in existence. See the ones who keep touting Chelsy as Harry’s real love.

      • Olenna says:

        Agree, nota. Some of the RRs and so-called royal experts seem to have a visceral hate for the DoS and near disgust that Archie even exists.

  14. Jessica says:

    Christ – how many people did he infect? This perfectly exemplifies the cognitive dissonance of this family. I sincerely hope he’s ok. And learns that when scientists talk, that means Royal dipshits, too!

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Exactly! How many people did he infect and where did they take it not knowing they were infected?!?

    • Royalwatcher says:

      This is what I kept thinking. Wasn’t he (and ANNE!!) just last week saying he was going to keep up with business as usual and wasn’t going to cancel engagements? How many people did he infect? Selfish selfish selfish!!! Him, Anne, and the Cambs with their PR stunt. Ugh, the lot of them!

  15. Mei says:

    Side -eyeing that they both ‘met the criteria required for testing’.

    Because of how the molecular biology behind the test works, no symptoms or asymptomatic = no virus to detect. Ergo, Charles had to have symptoms to test positive, but Camilla would either have had no symptoms (pointless test) or syptoms that turned out to be due to a cold/other flu-like virus that meant she met the criteria for testing but it came back negative for Covid-19 specifically (unlikely but could happen I guess).

    Either way I hope it’s not too bad and he gets better soon.

    • hindulovegod says:

      If he’s well enough to be at home, he didn’t meet the criteria. Meanwhile, frontline health workers still can’t get tested. It’s unconscionable.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        This pandemic is showing us who the people are who really keep the bare bones of the infrastructure together – and it isn’t the 1%. It is the people manning the supermarkets, the people transporting essential things, the healthcare workers and the renovation workers. People who aren’t paid as much as they deserve – and healthcare workers should absolutely have priority access to testing, they are on the front line. It is gross that they can’t get tested.

        This crisis also shows that royals are absolutely non-essential, rather they are a parasitic growth on the social body. I’ll not deny that the monarchies have played an important part in terms of national identity – that has been demonstrated in historical research. However, they can’t just remain comfortably ensconced in the status quo as the British Royal Family has been in post-war society. They constantly need to reinvent themselves. Many of them did so during WWII and that saved the Danish monarchy for sure – a deeply unpopular king managed to turn himself into a national symbol. The BRF did the same to a certain degree – but this script is useless in a pandemic and the BRF has shown itself to be unable to change so far. Will and Kate’s visit to health care workers showed this (even though they have a sycophantic press propping them up at the moment). It was a stupid decision that went against the public guidelines and the fact that they haven’t been good at using the ways that modern technologies can be used productively during such a crisis shows how unprepared and unimaginative they are. That and the fact that they are lazy and self-involved.

        This inability is very much due to Elizabeth II (and probably due to the machinery of her court as well). She has repeatedly shown that she has terrible instincts when it comes to reading the public mood. She is simply too insulated, unimaginative and incurious to lead the British monarchy through a new re-invention and the same goes for William – he too is unimaginative as well as too lazy. It is here that Harry and Meghan could have been such assets. Not just because of their combined star power but also because of Meghan providing a new perspective. This is what Ingrid did in Denmark. She might have been born royalty but she was an ambitious woman. She always wanted to be Queen since that was the only real career path available to a princess in the 30s. She was very good at it and she had a natural flair for PR. She had a huge role in saving the Danish monarchy, IMO, since she could gently influence the king, her father-in-law, like no other person in the family. Her father-in-law, Christian X was a rigid and hidebound man who almost got the monarchy abolished when he interfered in politics in 1920. While he did salvage some popularity with his symbolic actions in relation the reunification in 1920, it was Ingrid’s insistence that he continued his daily rides in Copenhagen during the Occupation that bolstered his popularity immensely, turning him into a national symbol of quiet resistance.

        The point is, that for a monarchy to remain relevant, they have to offer something for people to relate to – and the members of the BRF not only suck at this, they actively work against the few members who actually are successful because they are insecure, petty and deeply dysfunctional.

        Elizabeth has coasted along on her longevity and work ethic – but she is not good in a time of crisis. Plus, Andrew’s actions are really damaging and her very visual support of him IS tarnishing her image. Charles has been hampered with the very public disintegration of his marriage to a charismatic and popular woman. William rode along on the memory of his mother but the younger generation don’t remember her. I think he has also benefited from the carefully crafted image of a “normal family” – but his laziness and personality is working against him and so is, IMO, the exit of Harry and Meghan. Despite the negative tabloid press coverage, their farewell visit showed that their star power is undiminished and that they do enjoy a lot of public support. Meghan’s visit to the school in Dagenham showed exactly why she was such an asset to the BRF.

        I’ve always said that old monarchies rarely fall, unless there is some massive political upheaval, like wars and revolutions in the past. However, the combination of Brexit and this pandemic might be a game changer. Might. It depends on a lot of things. Firstly, on how hard the UK is going to be hit both economically and in terms of the loss of human life, and 2) if the remaining members of the BRF manage to write a new script for the institution in the 21st century. Charles may not be a good man, or a popular one, but he’s the only member of that family who has even a smidgen of the ability to do this – and since he’s now sick, he might not get the chance.

        IMO, the only thing that might preserve the BRF is the fact that 1) it would take a LOT of legal work to untangle the monarchy from the government (and they have more immediately important issues to focus on) , and 2) sheer apathy on the part of the populace.

      • Harla says:

        Excellent ArtHistorian!!! I agree completely with darn near everything you wrote, the Queen’s instincts are horrible, always have been, always will be and she seems to have passed those instincts on to her grandson.

        I do want to add that I think the departure of the Sussex’s is a large failing on the part of the family and their courtiers, a failing that I believe will have repercussions for the monarchy going forward. As I’ve said before, the world has seen how the Sussex’s have been treated, the world has seen the lack of public support from the royal family, they can’t unsee it and all it will take is one school child or one member of the crowd to ask where was the family during all the racist abuse. And how can they expect the royal family to help them when they refuse to help members of their own family

      • Becks1 says:

        @ArtHistorian – thanks for that post!! Very interesting and informative, and I agree with you that the BRF is unimaginative and as long as they keep pushing out the people like Meghan who could help bring them into a new “age” so to speak, they’re going to have a problem.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        @Becks1 and @Harla

        I think the Queen’s longevity has been a big problem, along with the conservative nature of the institution. When it comes to a constitutional monarchy, it all comes down to the person who holds the top job. It also means that the institution is very vulnerable now that they don’t have direct political power as it did in the past. The Queen doesn’t govern England – and they are dependent on public perception in a way that the institution wasn’t before the advent of modern democracy.

        That is why I actually think that a tradition of abdication like in Holland would be a good idea. I might ensure that the institution is better to adapt to new times. Still, it all depends on how well and able the person holding the top job is – and that depends on innate qualities as well as upbringing. And the BRF is quite frankly a dysfunctional mess that produces emotionally stunted people with an overbearing sense of entitlement, even in the younger generation. Still, the British monarchy will probably limp along pathetically, even with the Petulant Princeling in the hot seat.

      • lizzieb says:

        @Arthistorian. The monarch actually has some value as head of state. Can dissolve parliament etc. They rest of the family. Not so much. Have to actually hand it to PC for creating a role for prince of Wales. Absolutely agree with everything else you said.

      • ArtHistorian says:


        I do know that – and she shouldn’t have that power. However, it is still a fact that she doesn’t govern, she doesn’t formulate policies, etc.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        @ArtHistorian: 100% agree with everything you say. Initially, when Harry and Meghan left as ‘pariahs’ (according to some parts of the press/ public) and Brexit, there was much toxic nationalism. Seeing the Brexiteers wave their Union Jacks and jeering the rest of the EU Parliament was so utterly disprespectful and so hyporcitical considering how they always go on about being ‘civilised and behaviour’.

        This pandemic has really turned things on thier head. All those so-called ‘unskilled workers’ are the ones everyone needs and these 1% are useless.

        There was a strike in food processing plant over saftey issues for the workers and they walked out. I care more about the people working in food production than the Royal Family.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Re: dissolving Parliament … and when the Queen (or whomever is “in charge”) lacks the intelligence/education/emotional IQ to not be manipulated by her/his PM (as Boris did to Petty Betty, with his last stunt re: Brexit), then you have a mess.

      • Shoshone says:

        I am sick at home right now with a bad chest cold. I live in the PNW in the US. Although my doctor is convinced that I only have a cold I would like a CV19 test. I can’t get one. I don’t meet the “criteria”.

        As of last Friday my entire state population which consists of millions of people was allocated a maximum of only eighty CV19 tests a day by our federal government. My state government has finally thrown up its hands with our US federal government and starting next week is scheduled to start going outside the system and buying kits and lab processing from outside medical firms.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        ArtHistorian, a fine post! Thank you.

    • Jumpingthesnark says:

      Well, it wouldn’t be so unusual for someone of that age to be taking meds for high blood pressure. Or he could have mild asthma. Either condition would put him in the high risk category. But yes, the chances he would have been refused a test if not high risk are approaching zero.

  16. Trish-a says:

    @Jlclady. I can think of one person that deserves it.

  17. Osty says:

    Wishing him a speedy recovery

  18. Jerusha says:

    Best wishes to Charles and to ALL he came in contact with.

  19. Catherine says:

    I 💖 Prince Charles, so upsetting and worrisome 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  20. The Amazon says:

    Karma is that you?

  21. Harper says:

    Not surprised but truly truly saddened to hear this news. Prayers for Charles and Camilla and I hope he survives this, not only for his own sake and the country’s sake but I can’t think of anything more stomach-turning than the idea of Cain and Unable ascending any time soon. Although they could have it too right now, as London’s curve is rising.

    • Tessa says:

      Camilla has been staying at Raymill. I don’t think she spends all that much time under the same roof as Charles. I wonder if Charles’ assistant Fawcett caught it. He spends time planning events for the Prince of Wales or if any other courtiers of Charles caught it. Camilla better avoid contact with her children and grandchildren and vice versa. Better to isolate.

      • Harper says:

        According to the Guardian, Charles had his last public meeting on the 12th, but he held private meetings at Highgrove since then. He saw the Queen briefly in the morning on the 12th. He started experiencing symptoms over the weekend (21-22), was tested on Monday and got the news yesterday.

        The article says that the doctors say the earliest he would have been contagious is March 13. How do they know that for sure? They don’t.

        Anyway, I wouldn’t necessarily assume the Royals are only able to catch the virus from other Royals. They came in contact with many people over the past weeks.

      • Lady D says:

        Fawcett is such a perfect name for a royal employee.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Camilla is at Birkhall in Scotland with Charles. Official statement

        ‘The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. ‘

  22. February Pisces says:

    I really hope he gets better. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. The media will now say ‘harry should be there for this father’ even though he’s self isolating and shouldn’t be near anyone.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yes, they’re already sayin it at the Fail–and they’re blaming Meghan, of course: Meghan has “forbidden” Harry to go to his father’s side in his time of need “BUT” she is thinking of “fostering a dog”. As if one had anything to do with the other! As if to say, “Meghan cares more about a stray foundling dog than she cares about her husband’s ill father!” Clearly, Harry, Meghan, and Archie are sheltering in place. Why in the world would Harry choose to make the risky trip to the UK at a time like this? I’m sure he is speaking to his father by phone, and that is all he should be doing. I don’t see William flying to Scotland to see his father. And well he shouldn’t, either–but not a souk is calling HIM on it! No one with a dependant family should knowingly expose themselves to this killer virus!

  23. Talie says:

    What a family…I guess this is why we got the PR push about William stepping in. A hint of what was to come.

    The problem is their foolish “keep calm and carry on” mantra is going to get them killed with a virus. This isn’t like getting through a standard war.

    • Lise says:

      Isn’t that just awful to contemplate though? That he knew his dad was sick and then spread this story to the papers??

      • ArtHistorian says:

        It could just be a very ham-fisted attempt to do some damage control on behalf of the institution itself before the news about Charles broke. As in “don’t be alarmed, the heir is sick but his heir is ready and prepared – the institution of the monarchy still stands “. I can see the logic from the perspective of the institution but from the perspective of family, it does look a bit sinister.

        I don’t like William but I don’t think that he’s actively working to usurp his father, that is simply too much work for him and we know what he is like about work, he’d rather not do it. I just think that the Palace PR isn’t very good and that William can’t say no to a bit of good press, especially after his dumb joke made him look bad in hind-sight (and that story went around the world).

  24. Aria says:

    I think something else is going beacuse according to WHO people who get this virus are people with age 60 and above and pre health condition. What is weird is that Charles seems never smoked and camilla is heavy smoker how come she didnt get the virus beacuse smoking people have poor lungs function and camilla escaped this is very weird. What they are not saying??

    • Mtec says:

      @Aria, sorry to say but your information is either wrong or outdated. Anyone can catch this virus, people of any age can catch it, and some who were in perfect health with no pre-existing conditions have died from it. The virus does not target or discriminate, everyone is susceptible at the moment.

      • Aria says:

        I know everyone can get it but what they say is that old people can easily get than younger ones.

    • Desdemona says:

      “I think something else is going beacuse according to WHO people who get this virus are people with age 60 and above and pre health condition.”
      Excuse me? Anyone can get this disease even without pre-health conditions. I dpn’t know where you read such information but it wasn’t on WHO…

    • Desdemona says:

      Here you have what WHO has on their site :
      “Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?

      People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

      WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.”

      • Aria says:

        Among adults with confirmed COVID-19 reported in the U.S.:

        Estimated percent requiring hospitalization
        31-70% of adults 85 years old and older
        31-59% of adults 65-84 years old
        Estimated percent requiring admission to intensive care unit
        6-29% of adults 85 years old and older
        11-31% of adults 65-84 years old
        Estimated percent who died
        10-27% of adults 85 years old and older
        4-11% of adults 65-84 years old.

        This is from CDC. Why I said people with pre health condition and old people get this easily than normal and young ones because old and prehealth condition young ones have poor immune system. Most recorded case of people died from this are over 60.

      • Desdemona says:

        No, you said that only people with pre-conditions and the elderly get this…
        Reread what you wrote:

        ” I think something else is going beacuse according to WHO people who get this virus are people with age 60 and above and pre health condition.”

        I, as an English teacher have only one interpretation for this sentence, hence the fact you’re getting all these anwers.

      • aria says:

        okay. i was wrong.

    • Sandii says:

      Everybody can get infected. The likelihood to recover is better with a good immune system and no pre existing conditions.

      Guys: try to amp up your vit D(3) levels. it is an enormous boost for the immune system. I am talking initial high dosage…

      • Desdemona says:

        My family doctor told me to do so, bacause I have asthma.. I’m taking a monthly pill of vit. D… 2.5mg, more than that can be harmful…Stay safe everybody…

      • Eugh says:

        I take 10,000IU, per neurologist direction. High dose is fine in Northern areas. Make sure you get K for absorption

    • minx says:

      Not true at all.

    • Jaded says:

      Anyone can get it but it it especially virulent for people with existing conditions like asthma, emphysema, MS, diabetes, etc, as well as lack of exercise and obesity. It can also target otherwise healthy people as well. A young guy from Toronto went to Florida on March break and caught it – he’s super fit, runs, lifts weights, etc. and was sick as a dog. A 12 year old girl is on a ventilator fighting for her life. It seems to be a fickle virus.

  25. MellyMel says:

    Hope he gets better and hope that all his staff hasn’t been infected as well.

  26. Marie says:

    I really hope he recovers. Max Foster said he has been contagious since March 12th, so that’s after the Commonwealth service. I have no idea how they know that.

  27. JustBitchy says:

    Hope all afflicted with CV19 recover. I hope Charles didn’t infect too many. I have always gotten the impression he’s not at healthy as his mom. That severe swelling of fingers (autoimmune disease?).

    Pumps Mom Carole probably has butterflies in her stomach just thinking she could see her daughter realize the end prize sooner than expected.

    • February Pisces says:

      Oh gawd, funnily enough Carole was my first thought when I heard the news. I bet she’s rubbing her hand together with a smirk on her face thinking “soon all this will belong to kate”.

      • Aria says:

        Mama and papa Middleton is about age 60. I think they will worry more about their future than Kate and how they will have any money for future beacuse already their company is crashing with this economy. I hardly doubt it will survive.

      • February Pisces says:

        I guess kate is ‘their’ future. I remember stories about how ma Middleton wasn’t allowed to stay at KP when she tried to move her ass in ‘unofficially’ of course, and also her bossing around the staff at amber hall, because she literally thinks she owns the place. When William and Kate take the throne, she will try her best to get her own wing at BP.

      • February Pisces says:

        *Amner Hall

      • lizzieb says:

        I really hope Carole isn’t so mercenary. I also think she is pragmatic enough to realize W&K could divorce, which would mean no queen for Katie Keen

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        I’m sorry… but SO many people are sick and dying, not knowing how they’re going to buy food, pay bills, keep a roof over their heads.

        The GLEE you’re putting out re: Carole, just seems *so* distasteful right now. I *know* this is CeleBITCHY, but these are not normal times. I doubt Carole wishes for the death of TQ and Charles for her own personal gain right now.

      • February Pisces says:

        @lizzieb I think Carole is well aware that they could divorce, that’s why taking the crown SOONER is so important. She knows how fragile their marriage is and can’t wait 30years for kate to be queen, cos at some point during that long long wait William could pull the plug on their marriage. If the worst happened to Charles now, I’d hate to say it, but I think she would be pretty pleased.

      • February Pisces says:

        @the Og I would love to give Carole the benefit of the doubt but at the end of the day she is a heartless hustler who took part in the smear campaign of a woman who was 37 and pregnant with her first child. I highly doubt she would have given AF if Meghan had miscarried under the stress she helped conflict, just so her boring daughter can get good press.

        I don’t think she’s sat at home worrying about Charles health, but planning on how she can use it to her advantage, like leaking stories about how Kate’s ready to be queen etc.

  28. ABritGuest says:

    Sorry to hear this and hope he fully recovers. A lot of people even pro monarchy journalists are making point that he didn’t 100% fit requirements for eligibility for NHS testing in Scotland so are querying why testing isn’t available for all. But we know why. And also travelling to Scotland might have been against advice too.

  29. Valiantly Varnished says:

    And to think how just a month ago his son William was making jokes about C-19 and how people were making a big fuss over it.

    • S808 says:

      That video is making rounds on Twitter again too. I cannot believe he was dumb enough to make those comments in public.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I can. He has always been stupid and his sense of humour is really off-putting to me. His jokes are always slightly passive-aggressive, always making fun of someone and he came across as particularly condescending with his Corona virus jokes.

    • Marie says:

      What’s sad is the same people that thought Williams joke was awful and in bad taste, think it’s hysterical that Charles has it. Awful.

      • SomeChick says:

        We are not the “same people.”

        There are individual commenters here with all sorts of opinions. I’m seeing a lot of compassionate comments about Charles.

        I think William is a dim, insensitive, pud. I don’t wish the virus on anyone, thank you very much. It’s IRONIC, for sure. But it isn’t hilarious by any means. So, enough with the fingerpointing.

  30. Crowned Huntress says:


    Relax, The children/ Kate could easily live and simply decide not to ascend the Throne. That would push Harry & Meghan straight up the list. See, no ill will or harm wished on anyone.

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      Ohhhh, that would be a HUGE blessing for us all if it happens! AND I like that you wished no ill will or harm to anyone.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I doubt Harry and Meghan would want to be anywhere near that awful throne… So King Andrew it is!

  31. Lightpurple says:

    He’s talking to Ron Wood. Somebody check on Keith Richards immediately!

  32. Sofia says:

    Get well soon Charles

  33. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I hope he makes a full recovery.

  34. Nina Simone says:

    This was obvious. I actually predicted it. He was at the same event with Albert on March 10th and Albert tested positive only a few days later which means he was a asymptomatic at that event but we know the virus can still be spread despite that. Everyone that was at the event should be self isolating immediately, if they haven’t.

    Also, *sarcasm* wow color me surprised, the RF are actually humans and “commoners”? You mean they can get the same Illness the rest of the world is getting? Wow shocker. If this doesn’t illustrate that the very concept of a RF is bulls*** then I dunno what does. Speedy recovery Charles- he’s 71. So I’m a tad worried for him.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      They are human and not immune to viruses, but they also get easy access to tests, which even front line NHS staff aren’t getting, and are able to flee the city and hide away in their Scottish Castles against government advice.

      Same biology as is commoners… just different rules to live by. Unless you’re a biracial American divorcee actress, then you’re responsible for terrorism by eating avocados.

  35. Jessica says:

    Wishing Charles a full and speedy recovery.

  36. Cosmo says:

    What if Willy and Kate got it from him and then they are around their kids and went into a hospital with health care workers. They are not smart people.

  37. Marjorie says:

    No snark, I hope he gets well soon.

  38. MsIam says:

    Get well soon Prince Charles.

  39. A Guest says:

    The Royal Family and Prince William are getting roasted on Twitter. The Prince William joking video is being retweeted again and again.

    Folks are also outraged that he was able to be tested and the common folk can’t.

    Others are jabbing at Piss Morgan and tbe British Media as a whole wondering when/how they ate going to blame Meghan.

    I wish Prince Charles a speedy recovery but I think the British Monarchy as it now stands is over.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Lol….if only. Sadly, this family are more resilient than even the toughest cockroaches, they survive any/everything. They are even worse than Trump in that sense. (Did you see that his approval ratings are *rising*??!!).

      It’ll take a lot more than this to bury this family.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I’m really enjoying UK twitter right now!

  40. Lory says:

    Remember also that a royal’s isolation is not truly isolation. I don’t believe for one minute he still isn’t being waited on hand and foot. He’s definitely not up in Scotland doing his own laundry or cooking for himself.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I heard that 6 other members of his staff have been tested positive / show symptoms. Now this could be fake news, so don’t count me on it. But they are definitely aren’t by themselves. Balmoral would take a team of people to keep running.

  41. TeaForTwo says:

    Sincere Q: Should Prince Charles tragically not recover, would there not be an inheritance for BOTH sons, similar to what occurred after Princess Diana died? I’ve seen concern expressed here about Harry being cut off by William should Charles die, but no mention of a possible subsequent inheritance.

    • Courtney B says:

      I’ve always thought Charles world leave a large share, if not the bulk, to Harry with large shares to Charlotte and Louis. William and later George will have the duchy of Cornwall until they’re king.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Charles can leave private funds to Harry; he cannot leave Duchy funds or property to him. The Windsor fortune is with Elizabeth. When she passes, the bulk is inherited privately by the next monarch with no taxes paid. Any other inheritances she puts in her will, those will be taxed at 40 percent to anyone other than the direct heir/new monarch.

  42. Courtney B says:

    I was worried about this because he was with Prince Albert right before his diagnosis. Prince Harry couldn’t visit him even if he was in the UK (though I’m sure he’ll be raked over the coals anyway) but I’m sure he’s really worried about this. Especially if, god forbid he passes, would he even be allowed to travel back?

  43. JULIE says:

    This is absolute bullshit. We have known since end on February that Covid was a problem and yet these people were out and about with their engagements. I don’t give a fuck how sick he is (or that he managed to get tests when most cannot), think of all the people he came in contact with who don’t have the means to self isolate. And then they went home to their families and could have gotten them sick. This family is archaic

  44. Oatmeal says:


  45. Jules says:

    there are some seriously dark and toxic comments here. wishing or gloating over someone being ill is horrible, and carries karmic energy in and of itself.

    • Desdemona says:

      yea, agreed…

    • Eugh says:

      Agree, would not wish this on anyone. Even Trump and Weinstein.

      • lizzieb says:

        @eugh. Absolutely agree, would not wish on anyone. But I had to think really hard and dig deep for not wishing it on Trump, Weinstein etc (hangs head in shame)

      • Nic919 says:

        While the royals haven’t actively harmed people, dump has. If he gets the virus he will have deserved it and more. There is blood on his hands as it is.

  46. Well-Wisher says:

    I do hope that as a collective, all egos aside , the world can have a flattening of the curve and downward projectory on the graph. Diseases in this case , viral infection, have no respect for human inventions like wealth and class. It is one of the equalizer of the human condition.

  47. adastraperaspera says:

    Where are the British Intelligence services? Don’t they still have an underground functioning network in Hong Kong? Reports of Wuhan troubles started in November/December. Then South Korea was honest and open–reporting their first case two months ago–January 20th. Why wasn’t Prince Charles properly informed and make schedule and behavior changes? Was he told and ignored the danger? It is beyond me how the rest of us could have been watching the CCP use the PLA to brutally lock down Chinese cities and world leaders (looking at you too, Justin Trudeau) kept doing business as usual.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      In the UK, the original plan was to let the virus just run through the country. The so-called ‘experts’ was spouting ‘herd immunity’ but didn’t mention the death toll. They chose the economy over lives, but didn’t consider that there would is no point in having an economy if everyone is dead!

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Binged watched a wonderful mini-series on HBO last weekend called Chernobyl.

        HBO needs to do the same mini-series treatment with this virus and call it COVID-19 as I want to see who are the really stupid players in all this mess.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Chernobyl is one of the scariest shows I’ve ever watched – because it was real.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        @BayTampaBay: several people have recommended Chernobyl to me, but it sounds SO sad. Might give it a watch though now, since it feels eerily similar in many ways.

  48. Reece says:

    Get well soon Charles!

  49. StrawberryBlonde says:

    So do they get food delivered? Do they make their own food during this time? This is one logistical question I have found interesting during this time for people who are used to being waited on hand and foot. And even celebrities who find themselves having to cook more often for themselves.

  50. Aria says:

    I like said in above comment chris ship confirmed that camilla also tested positive for coronavirus. William reign is upon us. I hope both of recovery soon.

    • Olenna says:

      Camilla has not tested positive, and Chris Sh*t is one of the last people I’d get real news from.

  51. JRenee says:

    I wish him a full recovery and I hope they ate taking more precautions now..

  52. Darby says:

    I don’t believe it’s just a mild case. I think if it was a mild case they would have kept it quiet because announcing it causes more concern about the state of the monarchy. I’m very worried for Charles. I would assume they have the capability to set up a de-facto hospital unit in any of the palaces, so the fact that he’s not hospitalized doesn’t mean it’s not serious.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      I’m the opposite. I actually think he’s already on the mend or they wouldn’t have called it a “mild case.” Because how could they risk saying that when they couldn’t know he wouldn’t get worse? So IMO, he’s already recovering.

      I definitely agree with you though that they have whole hospital setups for the queen and Charles too.

  53. Mogul says:

    Camila also joked about it. They were visiting someplace and there was this silver racket shaped thing. Camila entered it and she joked it was the perfect way for one to protect themselves from the virus. They were all mocking it, and now British kids and young adults are dying from it.

  54. Awkward symphony says:

    God, Is reassuring to hear that he only has mild symptoms and I wish him a speedy recovery. The last thing we need in a post Brexit divided world is for arrogant backstabbing NormalBill to get to the throne so soon! I want the Sussex to at least have their finances in order before that smug spoiled brat takes reign!

    I hope charles takes this time to reconsider how he’s been doing things. Hopefully he’ll have a wakeup call and realise that abandoning his own son was a grave mistake. I hope we see more unity in their future after this

  55. L4frimaire says:

    So this diagnosis is bringing up a lot of feelings. Now it’s getting real.Lots of people over there upset that he can get tested so easily, and then high tail it to Scotland, while others being sent home to die ( see article in Guardian about 36 yo woman who had severe symptoms but they dismissed her). Questions about NHS, who has access and care, and protection for workers. Abolish monarchy trending, people retweeting Williams bad joke, and Diana pictures, and of course, people trying to blame Meghan or link her to this. This is when the hysteria starts to bubble up. Hope he recovers just so people can focus on staying healthy and helping contain the spread.

  56. Rapunzel says:

    The fail is already lashing at Meg for forbidding Harry to go to Charles’ side. Lol… so transparent and people are calling them out.

    • L4frimaire says:

      No one can go to his side, not even his wife. He’s in quarantine. Also, how’s he getting there? Will have to do a mandatory 14 day quarantine he was actually able to find a flight. The Fail are such a- holes.

  57. Bobby the K says:

    That’s Ronnie Wood he’s talking to.
    Ronnie’s recently quit a long time cigarette habit.
    Hope he will be ok!

  58. lily says:

    Hope Charles recovers but I knew the Daily Fail would somehow try to blame Meghan. They are such trash.

  59. blunt talker says:

    Anybody with half a brain knows quarantine means just that. Nobody can see you unless you wear a protective shield over your whole body. Stopping the spread is what everyone should be trying to do. I don/t want to see anyone from the royal family or any other family afflicted with this disease. Harry and William both have young children-they need to be healthy and safe to protect their own families. I worry about how long this virus could in your body before it is discovered you have the virus. Test negative one day and positive the next. Very very scary. It is no telling who infected Prince Charles and who he has infected. If does what his medical staff tells to do , he will be fine. Everybody who can work or communicate from their home will be doing so. This is a wait and see game that very dangerous for everybody. No one should take chances with their own life as well as the life of others. These malicious so-called reporters will get their due soon enough. They should be trying to help the public be informed. That’s what the public needs now. They don’t realize or care how very scared people are about this pandemic-work for the good of the people. Everybody lives are on the line with virus and nothing is guaranteed to noone.