Next in line to the British throne and Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

A spokesman said that Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”. His wife, Camilla, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus. Prince Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral, Scotland.

An official statement read: “In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.

“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

“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.”