Prince Charles, 71, tests positive for COVID-19

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Britain's Prince Charles leaves the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, March 9, 2020. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP, FILE)

By Morgan Winsor / ABC News

Charles, Prince of Wales, who is first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a spokesman for his official royal residence, Clarence House.

“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,” a Clarence House spokesman said in a statement Wednesday morning.

His wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative for the virus, according to the spokesman. The couple are currently at Birkhall, their private residence in Scotland.

“In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland,” the spokesman added. “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.”

Charles, 71, is the first child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is the heir apparent to the British throne.

The Queen and her husband are currently at Windsor Castle. She last saw her eldest son briefly after the investiture on the morning of March 12 and “is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare,” according to a statement issued Wednesday from Buckingham Palace.

“Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health,” the palace said.

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