The Palace still won’t say whether Queen Elizabeth had a Covid test or the results

I honestly thought that one of the big royal stories today was going to be “Buckingham Palace still won’t say if the Queen tested positive or negative for Covid.” How wrong I was! Early this morning, Clarence House confirmed that the Duchess of Cornwall, aka Winebag Camilla, had tested positive days after her husband confirmed his Covid-positive status. Both Camilla and Charles are “triple-jabbed” but in Camilla’s case, she knowingly went out and breathed on people after Charles tested positive. It’s so irresponsible and awful. But still… BP will not say one way or the other if the Queen has tested negative or positive for Covid.

Buckingham Palace again refused to say today whether the Queen has Covid amid mounting fears after Camilla joined Charles in testing positive for the virus. Royal sources said Camilla, 74, has been triple vaccinated, adding that Clarence House will continue to follow government guidelines and review her engagements.

Camilla and Charles, 73, are both now self-isolating, but Buckingham Palace officials said they would ‘not be providing a running commentary’ on the Queen’s health.

Royal officials confirmed last week that the Queen had no symptoms, and told MailOnline today that they had ‘nothing to add’ to this after Camilla’s positive test.

Camilla has caught the virus for the first time but Charles contracted it for a second time. She carried out engagements last Thursday – the day Charles tested positive.

It comes as doctors continue to monitor the Queen’s health after Charles was diagnosed with Covid-19 less than 48 hours after seeing his mother last week.

[From The Daily Mail]

Interestingly enough, over the weekend, the Queen’s courtiers were briefing friendly outlets, telling them that the Queen’s schedule is unchanged. As of Sunday, the Queen was still planning to work from Windsor Castle, via video calls and perhaps one or two private meetings face-to-face. Even the Telegraph was concerned that, once again, the Palace doesn’t seem to understand that full-disclosure would be the best course of action in regard to the Queen’s health. The absence of any kind of confirmation of TESTING alone is a story, because the Queen is (duh) the head of state. Apparently, the Palace is now sticking to a line, which is basically: we’ll only say something when there’s something to say either way. But… there is something to say. Either she tested positive or negative. I truly don’t understand how the Palace justifies being so squirrelly about this.

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  1. Jules says:

    Either she is infected and they do not want to announce the head of state and the heir to the throne both being out of commission at the same time.
    Or this is a timely distraction from Prince Sweats A lot.

    • Layla says:

      Surely willileaks would be leaking this stuff right out then? Doesn’t this out him at the top? It’s what he’s always wanted

  2. Lorelei says:

    Their non-answer pretty much gives us our answer.

    • Mac says:

      Exactly. The palace must think the entire world is as clueless as they are.

    • Lucy says:

      I know, right? I think the only reasonable conclusion is that she’s positive for Covid but feeling well enough to do video events.

  3. HeatherC says:

    I don’t understand. I am so confused

    The British public was entitled to a live stream of Meghan’s cervix dilating but they’re not entitled to know if their queen and head of state is potentially seriously ill.

    Make it make sense please.

  4. equality says:

    Maybe she refused to get tested. She does wield a mean knife after all.

  5. Angelica+Schuyler says:

    The fact that they are not saying that she tested negative speaks volumes……large Encyclopedia Britannica sized volumes….

  6. Amy Bee says:

    It’s either the Queen is a private citizen or she’s the Head of State, it can’t be both. The public has a right to know if the Queen was tested and what her status is.

  7. Jais says:

    I’m going with she’s been tested and she tested positive…unless they tell us otherwise. Till then, that’s the assumption or else they’d say.

    • Jay says:

      Or they are choosing not to test her because they don’t WANT to know. Cuz if you know, then you have to report it, right? And the monarchy is not exactly looking formidable right at the moment, you know? Maybe ignorance is bliss.

      • Anance says:

        Exactly. At this point, the Queen’s health is so frail that it’s best not to add fuel to the fire.

  8. Layla says:

    I just feel for the poor innocent kids that have to be around these heartless people. They’re not vaccinated at all yet which makes them extremely vulnerable. Really selfish behaviour. But then again these losers are supposed to be supportive of the government and just accept whatever idiocy the government enforces.
    These people just think the public are complete idiots like they are. You are figure heads in society! You should be trying to keep people safe.
    (Shouldn’t Keeny be testing for covid too? Didn’t she skip out with these airheads?)

    • Jay says:

      Good point! Kate is probably like FML, the one time I actually do more than two events in a week and I had to choose one with these two…

  9. Ace says:

    Courtiers saying the schedule is unchanged means nothing really, we already saw how she was absolutely not going to miss Remembrance Sunday up until she did. They’ll keep pretending everything is fine with her right up until they announce she’s dead.

    I can believe she’s negative but they’re not saying anything because there’s other issues with her right now and they don’t want to give any info at all. Slippery slope if the subjects think they have a right to know what their monarch’s health is like, you know?

  10. Jay says:

    The royal media strategy is basically that meme with the person sitting in a kitchen that’s engulfed in flames and sipping their coffee:”It’s fine. This is fine.”

    Why has it been so long, and they are STILL so bad at this? The palace really thought “Nah, we’ll just refuse to confirm whether the 95 year old head of state has (ever) had Covid or if she’s being tested for this potentially deadly disease that threatens us all. People will have absolutely no follow up questions about that whatsoever and everybody gets to go home early today!” They must just fumble through their little lives in a perpetual state of surprise and confusion.