Duchess Camilla is out of isolation just days before her 15th wedding anniversary

Royal visit to Cheltenham Festival

It’s so strange to me that the British coronavirus guidelines are that someone who tests positive for the virus only has to stay in isolation for seven days, but whoever they came in contact with while contagious has to stay isolated for 14 days. It feels like… the basic length of time for both groups should be 14 to 21 days, right? If you test positive, stay isolated for two or three weeks. Same for anyone exposed to the virus. But that wasn’t the case for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. I would still be willing to bet that Charles was repeatedly exposed to the virus during his many public events in mid-March, just as I would be willing to bet that he had symptoms of the virus before he even flew to Scotland. It was in Scotland where he tested positive for the virus and was only put into isolation for seven days. Meanwhile, Camilla tested negative for the virus and she was isolated for 14 days.

The Duchess of Cornwall came out of self-isolation this morning after 14 days after her husband Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus. Camilla completed the fortnight in isolation at the couple’s Scottish residence of Birkhall, with each of them residing in different parts of the 305-year-old property. The 72-year-old had tested negative for coronavirus and is said to have shown no signs of the infection, which has killed nearly 5,000 people in Britain so far.

The couple were reunited today just before their 15th wedding anniversary this Friday. A source said: ‘She came out of isolation this morning.’

Charles finished his isolation a week ago and spoke of the ‘strange, frustrating and often distressing’ experience of being without friends and family.

[From The Daily Mail]

To be fair, I think Charles has remained in “semi-isolation” in Scotland as he waited for Camilla to come out. Like, he was confined to one suite of rooms for seven days, and now he’s just confined to the larger Birkhall house and the grounds. He hasn’t left that space as Camilla was in lockdown in a separate part of Birkhall. I hope someone gave her some big bottles of whiskey, tequila, rum and vodka in her isolation.

To celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary in a few days, here are some of their wedding photos. I remember loving Camilla’s pale blue-silver and gold wedding gown, it was so appropriate for an older woman and a second marriage. It really holds up too – I could see brides wearing this today and still looking traditional-yet-timeless. I much prefer her hair color in these wedding photos too – I feel like she’s gone too white-blonde in recent years.




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Tessa says:

    She should stay home because she could be particularly susceptible. I always found her wedding outfit rather ugly. The civil ceremony outfit was better.

  2. Lara says:

    I saw her wedding dress up close at an exhibition at the V&A museum. It was exquisitely made.

    • I loved Camilla’s wedding dress and still do. Beautiful, timeless design and amazing craftsmanship in the making of it. I thought she rocked it on the day. In looking through British Royal wedding dresses since Queen Victoria there are just 3 that have not improved with time and I think looked horrible on the day worn: the Queen Mother’s, Diana’s, and Fergie’s. I think all 3 of them are horrific. QM looked like a shapeless sack, Diana looked like a fussy, crumpled tissue, and Fergie looked too saccharine with all those little girl bows everywhere.

      • Tessa says:

        Diana’s gown looked much better ‘up close.”‘ I saw it on the traveling Exhibit it was exquisite. I liked the Queen Mum’s it was the style of the times, the twenties. And Fergie’s was just fine. Camilla’s gown is for a second marriage, so I don’t think it can be compared on the same basis as the ones that were for first marriages (sometimes only marriage.).

      • Lady D says:

        I’m right in love with Camilla’s wedding dress. It looked stunning then and it still does now.

  3. Mercury says:

    I really like her wedding outfit. Its so modest and elegant

  4. Tessa says:

    I just did not like the headpiece it looked like wheat. the simple white dress and matching hat for the civil ceremony fit better also.IMO.

  5. Harla says:

    I really like this outfit and Camilla can rock the larger hats, tiaras, etc like no one else!

    • L84Tea says:

      I won’t lie, I so look forward to her Queen consort days. I want to see her in all the big guns she can get her hands on. She really does rock tiaras, and big jewels in general, like no one else.

      • Tessa says:

        I am now glad Charles is before william. Although I am not a fan of Camilla. I think others looked a whole lot better in jewels and tiara than Camilla. Like Marina Duchess of Kent, Princess Diana, and the young Princess Margaret. Elegant ladies.

  6. Bookie says:

    I love that hat.

  7. hoarsewhisperer says:

    Just to clarify: If the UK guidelines are similar to the US CDC guidelines, a person who has coronavirus can stop self-isolation when they have been 72 hours fever free AND have improvement in other symptoms AND at least 7 says have passed since the onset of symptoms. People who have had close contact with an infected person must self-isolate for 14 days, the outer limit of the known incubation period, to see if any coronavirus symptoms develop — if they do, the clock restarts and they should self-isolate until all 3 of the above criteria are met.

    • Tessa says:

      She is particularly vulnerable because she at one time smoked a lot and may have osteoporosis. She should still be super careful. So should Charles.

    • theotherViv says:

      We have a young German TV presenter who tested postive with symptoms and stayed in quarantine for 14 days. He recovered and Health services told him he was free to go back to normal life after 14 days if symptom free but he asked for a voluntary second test to confirm his negative status for work and to be safe to see his family and was in shock to find he tested positive and was then ordered to stay in for another two weeks, with an option of testing again after week 3. He was just gutted and said it was the lack of human contact especially while being sick and I felt so sorry for him being in isolation in a tiny apartment for likely 4 weeks. I think 7 days is really not a good idea. Did the UK ever explain what this is based on?

  8. SomeChick says:

    She looks like the cat who got the canary.

    Charles looks concerned.

    Poor sausages!

    Also! How much did their kit here cost? You know it didn’t come from H&M.

  9. betsyh says:

    15 years? I can’t believe it’s been that long!