Breaking: Prince Charles has tested positive for Covid-19

Prince Charles has tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesman for Clarence House released a statement revealing that the future king has the deadly coronavirus and is currently displaying mild symptoms.

"The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus," the spokesman said.

"He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

"It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

It is said the Charles, age 71, seems to be in good health at the moment.

His wife Camilla, 72, tested negative for the bug, with the couple now self-isolating in Scotland.

A source revealed that Charles has not been in proximity to the Queen since March 12. Buckingham Palace said: "The Queen remains in good health".

More information is said to come.

This news comes after Prince Charles' mother, Queen Elizabeth sent a message of solidarity amid the Covid-19 that has swept across the world.

Sharing a statement on social media, the Queen called for people to do what is best for "the greater good".

"As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty," her statement read.

"We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them.

"At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.

"We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals - today and in the coming days, weeks and months.

"Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge.

"You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part. - ELIZABETH R."

The rapidly spreading Covid-19 is said to have infected more than 434,000 people around the world.