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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for coronavirus, but symptoms ‘mild’

Buckingham Palace says triple-vaccinated 95-year-old monarch will continue to undertake light duties

Queen Elizabeth II speaks during an audience at Windsor Castle where she met the incoming and outgoing Defense Service Secretaries, Feb. 16, 2022. (Steve Parsons, Pool via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II speaks during an audience at Windsor Castle where she met the incoming and outgoing Defense Service Secretaries, Feb. 16, 2022. (Steve Parsons, Pool via AP)

LONDON — Buckingham Palace said Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms.

The palace said Sunday that the 95-year-old British monarch will continue with light duties.

“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

The queen has received three jabs of coronavirus vaccine.

Both her eldest son Prince Charles and her daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have also recently contracted COVID-19.

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