Queen Consort Camilla forced to cancel week of royal visits after 'testing positive' for Covid

13 February 2023, 12:41 | Updated: 13 February 2023, 22:40

Camilla was to visit Elmhurst Ballet School, in Birmingham, and Southwater One Library in Telford as part of the royal visit.
Camilla was to visit Elmhurst Ballet School, in Birmingham, and Southwater One Library in Telford as part of the royal visit. Picture: Alamy / Elmhurst Ballet School

By Danielle DeWolfe

The Queen Consort has been forced to cancel her latest royal visit after contracting Covid, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The Palace had previously said Camilla had contracted a "seasonal illness", an announcement that has now updated to Covid.

"After suffering the symptoms of a cold, Her Majesty The Queen Consort has tested positive for the Covid virus." Buckingham Palace announced.

"With regret, she has therefore cancelled all her public engagements for this week and sends her sincere apologies to those who had been due to attend them."

The Queen Consort was set to visit the West Midlands on Tuesday.
The Queen Consort was set to visit the West Midlands on Tuesday. Picture: Alamy / Elmhurst Ballet School

Camilla had been scheduled to attend two events in the West Midlands tomorrow, a visit which was postponed earlier today.

During the trip, she was scheduled to visit Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham as part of the school's centenary celebrations, as well as Southwater One Library in Telford.

Alongside both of tomorrow's visits being postponed, the palace has cleared her diary for the remainder of the week.

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Camilla had been scheduled to attend two events in the West Midlands tomorrow, a visit which was postponed earlier today.
Camilla had been scheduled to attend two events in the West Midlands tomorrow, a visit which was postponed earlier today. Picture: LBC / Alamy

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace initially said it was hoped a new date could be found for the postponed visit.

It follows a busy few weeks for the Queen Consort, whose diary of royal visits include Stretford, Bolton and the Welsh town of Wrexham.

It also follows a recent trip by Camilla and husband King Charles to Brick Lane, meeting members of London's Bangladeshi community and receiving a takeaway from one south Asian restaurant.

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