The Queen Has COVID-19 & Trudeau Has Shared A Message From 'Millions Of Canadians'

Queen Elizabeth is 95 years old.

The Queen Has COVID-19 & Trudeau Has Shared A Message From 'Millions Of Canadians'

On the morning of February 20, it was confirmed by Buckingham Palace that Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Reuters, a statement from Buckingham Palace says she is "experiencing mild cold like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week." Sources believe that the queen has been vaccinated three times against COVID-19.

The news prompted well-wishes from many prominent people, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"My thoughts, and the thoughts of millions of Canadians, are with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today," he tweeted on Sunday.

He also added that we are all "wishing her a fast and full recovery from COVID-19."

Just a few weeks earlier, Trudeau himself also tested positive for the virus. At the time, he said he felt "fine" but worked from home as per local public health guidelines.

Trudeau was not the only politician to share well-wishes with the queen. Over in the U.K., British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also issued a statement.

"I'm sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health," he tweeted.

The news of her positive test comes 10 days after Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth's son and heir to the throne, tested positive for the disease for the second time. Charles' wife Camilla also tested positive on February 14.

A few weeks ago, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 70th anniversary on the throne, with her ascension to the position taking place on February 6, 1952.

The 95-year-old is the longest-reigning monarch in U.K. history.

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Tristan Wheeler
Tristan Wheeler was a Creator for Narcity Media focused on money and budgets and is based in Toronto, Ontario.