Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news in a statement on Sunday that the British Monarch, 95, had contracted the virus saying she was “mild cold-like symptoms”.

“The Queen has today tested positive for Covid,” the statement read. “Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week. She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines.”

Her Majesty is believed to be fully vaccinated, according to the BBC, after having her first vaccine dose at the beginning of last year and has reportedly had her second dose as well as her booster.

The news of the Queen testing positive for COVID-19 comes after it was confirmed Prince Charles had contracted coronavirus for a second time. The Prince of Wales first tested positive at the beginning of the outbreak in March 2020.

At the beginning of this month, the Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.

To mark the occasion, the monarch, who will turn 96 in April, undertook her first public engagement of the year at Sandringham House, meeting with charity workers.

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