Buckingham Palace confirm that the queen has today tested positive for Covid,” a statement from the palace said.
The palace said the monarch is experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but expects to continue “light duties” at Windsor over the coming week.
No information was given then on whether Queen Elizabeth had herself taken a test. She resumed in-person audiences at the castle last week, but complained to one attendee of suffering from stiffness.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace said in a statement.
The Queen had been in contact with her eldest son and heir, the Prince of Wales, who tested positive last week.
Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week,” it said.
While normally secretive about the queen’s health, the palace has previously confirmed that she is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.