QA few days after concerns about her health following her meeting with Prince Charles, who tested positive for Covid, Elizabeth II was able to hold two public engagements at Windsor Castle. The 95-year-old queen received by videoconference the Estonian ambassador, Viljar Lubi, on the occasion of the presentation of his credentials, and his wife. She also spoke by video for the same reasons with the Spanish ambassador, José Pascual Marco Martinez, and his wife, said Buckingham Palace in London.
Prince Charles, 73, heir to the Crown, announced last Thursday that he had tested positive for Covid – for the second time – and was self-isolating. He had met his mother 48 hours earlier. The sovereign’s entourage then indicated that she had no symptoms, without saying whether she had been tested positive or negative, fueling concern.
On Monday, Camilla, 74, wife of Prince Charles, announced that she had also caught the Covid. Camilla and Charles are both triple vaccinated.
70 years of reign
Queen Elizabeth passed the milestone of 70 years of reign on February 6, an unprecedented longevity for the British monarchy. Since his health problems in October, his appearances have become rare. The Palace recently announced a resumption of its public activities: before a ceremony on March 29 at Westminster Abbey in memory of Prince Philip, her husband who died last year, the Queen is expected to attend a diplomatic reception in Windsor on March 2 and at a Commonwealth ceremony on March 14. Four days of festivities are planned for the beginning of June to celebrate his 70 years of reign, when the weather will be milder.