Prince Charles, Prince Albert and More Royals Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Royals from around the world are being affected by coronavirus, including heads of state and heirs to the throne

Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales
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Prince Charles
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Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus but is in "good health," the palace confirmed on March 25.

The heir to the throne has continued working at home and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, does not have the virus. Sources close to him say Charles has not been in the hospital and that doctors are advising that his diagnosis is unlikely to escalate into a more serious case. A spokesman says that the royal is "in good spirits."

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Royals keeping calm
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is self-isolating separtely from her husband despite testing negative for the respiratory illness.

"Both of them remain in good spirits. There is a sense of keeping calm and carrying on," a palace source tells PEOPLE. "The duchess is concerned for him, but she is aware of his own good spirits and therefore is keeping a close eye on him and mindful of her own situation. She is upbeat."

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Prince Albert

Monaco's Prince Albert, 62, tested positive for coronavirus, making him the first head of state to announce he had the illness.

"My symptoms are flu-like, but it feels like a pretty mild case," he explained to PEOPLE. "I've [got] a slight fever, not really that bad. A little bit of a cough. I'd a runny nose the first few days, that was the first sign. I've felt a little stuffed up but that's it."

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Karl von Habsburg
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Karl von Habsburg, the Archduke of Austria, was the first known royal to test positive for coronavirus. The 59-year-old head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine called into Austrian TV channel oe24, revealing he experienced flu-like symptoms more than a week ago.

"It's annoying, but I'm fine. It's not the Black Plague," von Habsburg said. "I thought it was the usual flu. When a friend called me that he had a positive test at a congress in Switzerland, I was also tested."

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Princess Maria Teresa

Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma died in Paris at the age of 86 after contracting the coronavirus, it was announced Friday. She is a relative of King Felipe of Spain.

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King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain were tested for coronavirus after the Queen had a meeting with a government official who later was found to have coronavirus. The couple's test results were negative.

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