The Queen Consort Camilla has cancelled several public engagements this week after testing positive for Covid-19, according to Buckingham Palace officials. Buckingham Palace had previously said Camilla had cancelled her engagements in the West Midlands due to a “seasonal illness”.
"After suffering the symptoms of a cold, Her Majesty The Queen Consort has tested positive for the COVID virus," the statement read. "With regret, she has therefore cancelled all her public engagements for this week and sends her sincere apologies to those who had been due to attend them."
Camilla was due to visit the West Midlands where one of the engagements was to be a celebration of the centenary of the Elmhurst Ballet School in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Queen Consort was also set to visit Southwater One Library in Telford around lunchtime to thank representatives and staff from local organisations.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson has said that new dates can be found for the Queen Consorts postponed engagements soon.
The Queen Consort first contracted Covid-19 in early 2022, and had to postpone her appearance at several events at the time.