The palace stated the queen, who has been absolutely vaccinated and had a booster shot, would proceed with “gentle” duties at Windsor Fort over the approaching week.
“She is going to proceed to obtain medical consideration and can comply with all the suitable tips,” the palace stated in an announcement.
Each the queen’s eldest son Prince Charles, 73, and her 74-year-old daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall contracted COVID-19 earlier this month. Charles has since returned to work. There are additionally considered a number of current virus circumstances amongst employees at Windsor Fort, the place the queen is staying.
Paul Hunter, an infectious ailments skilled on the College of East Anglia, stated the queen would doubtless be given considered one of a number of antiviral medicine which have been authorized within the U.Ok. to deal with COVID-19.
“When you do get them early sufficient, it does scale back the chance of extreme illness growing, so I might think about any physician for a affected person of their 90s could be contemplating giving these antivirals,” he stated.
A bunch of senior British politicians despatched get-well messages on Sunday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “I’m positive I converse for everybody in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift restoration from COVID and a speedy return to vibrant good well being.”
Well being Secretary Sajid Javid wrote that he was “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a fast restoration,” whereas opposition Labour Celebration chief Keir Starmer wished the queen “good well being and a speedy restoration. Get effectively quickly, Ma’am.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison additionally despatched well-wishes. “We want her a full restoration and there are few extra resilient individuals than Her Majesty. She has demonstrated that over a protracted lifetime,” Morrison stated Monday, based on Australian Broadcasting Company.
Elizabeth has been in sturdy well being for many of her reign and has been photographed using a horse as just lately as 2020. Up to now yr she has been seen utilizing a strolling stick, and in October she spent an evening in a London hospital for unspecified checks.
The queen’s medical doctors ordered her to relaxation after that and she or he was compelled to cancel appearances at a number of key occasions, together with Remembrance Sunday providers and the COP26 local weather convention in Glasgow, Scotland in November.
This month she returned to public duties and has held audiences each nearly and in particular person with diplomats, politicians and senior navy officers. Throughout one trade caught on digicam final week, she walked slowly with a stick and stated “as you may see I can’t transfer” in obvious reference to her leg.
The queen delivered two televised messages to the nation early within the pandemic in 2020, and has sought to guide by instance. She let it’s identified she had been vaccinated, and final yr sat alone through the funeral of her husband of 72 years, Prince Philip, due to coronavirus restrictions.
Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty journal, stated members of the royal household are in all probability extra involved than the queen about her state of affairs.
“I might guess that she shall be matter-of-fact concerning the prognosis in a means maybe that the individuals round her are much less matter-of-fact,” he stated.
The queen has a busy schedule over the subsequent few months of her Platinum Jubilee yr, and is scheduled to attend in-person public engagements within the coming weeks, together with a diplomatic reception at Windsor on March 2 and the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14.
On March 29, she has a remembrance service at Westminster Abbey for Philip, who died in April 2021 at 99.
Public celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee are scheduled over a protracted weekend June 2-5, with festivities together with a navy parade, a day of horse racing and neighborhood events.
The queen is the newest monarch from all over the world to catch COVID-19. Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 82, and Spain’s King Felipe VI, 54, each examined constructive for the sickness earlier in February and had delicate signs.
Her prognosis comes after a troublesome week for Britain’s royal household.
On Tuesday the queen’s second son, Prince Andrew, settled a U.S. lawsuit introduced by a girl who claimed he had sexually abused together with her when she was 17 and touring with the late financier and intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew strenuously denied the declare by Virginia Giuffre. He agreed in a settlement to make a considerable donation to his accuser’s charity.