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Prince Charles Is 'Now Self-Isolating' After Testing Positive For COVID-19 A Second Time

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Feb. 10 2022, Published 10:15 a.m. ET

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Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19 — again.

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The 73-year-old royal, who first contracted the virus in March 2020, is now battling his second case of the coronavirus.

"This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive and is now self-isolating," a tweet from Clarence House revealed on Thursday, February 10. "HRH is deeply disappointed to not be able to attend today's events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible."

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Just one day before testing positive, Charles appeared at an event by the British Asian Trust at the British Museum, which he attended alongside his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. He was reportedly in attendance to deliver a speech and was seen mingling with others at the reception.

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"Tonight The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception to celebrate the work of @thebritishasiantrust, a charity founded by The Prince in 2007 to support disadvantaged communities in South Asia," a statement about the event began, as reported by The Royal Observer.

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"Held at the British Museum, tonight’s event celebrated the organisation’s accomplishments over the past year. During a speech, The Prince praised the work of @thebritishasiantrust during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying: 'It is fair, I think, to say that it has been when truly tested that the Trust has shown its most outstanding qualities of resilience and commitment to helping people across South Asia," the statement continued.

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During Charles' first bout with COVID-19 — which occurred toward the very beginning of the pandemic before vaccines were available — the royal admitted he was "lucky" to only have mild symptoms, but said he "can so understand what other people have gone through."

His son Prince William previously expressed his concern when his father was first diagnosed with the virus, considering his age and the potential risk factors.

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"I have to admit, at first I was quite concerned," William admitted, per Entertainment Weekly. "He fit the profile of somebody at the age he's at, which is very risky and so I was a little bit worried. But my father has had many chest infections, colds, things like that over the years, so I thought to myself, 'If anybody's going to beat this, it's going to be him.' And actually, he was very lucky."

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Charles and Camilla have since spoken out about the importance of people receiving their vaccine shots, writing: "To all those who have not yet had the vaccine — or are hesitating before getting a booster — we can only urge you to look at the evidence in our intensive care wards and listen to those who work there," as The Royal Observer reported.

"We urge everyone to get vaccinated and to take up the booster, as we have done ourselves," the royals concluded at the time.

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