Royal update 2 - Charles is a little bit poorly, but he's made it to a second home, thank goodness !
On the 22nd March Harpers Bazaar reported "Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have left London amid Coronavirus outbreak". Seemingly, like mum, they were ignoring the Government advice not to self isolate in second homes, their travel (non-essential according to the government) was courtesy of the RAF.
Looks like Charles & Camilla have managed to hunker down in a house in the grounds of Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, presumably with their normal entourage of toothpaste squeezers, gin pourers, etc.
Also on the 22nd the Inverness Courier reported the daily Scottish Government press conference where First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was "understandable" that people might want to self-isolate in remote areas, but that it risks increasing the pressure on local health services.
Yesterday (the 25th) we heard that Prince Charles has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus. Glad to hear he's not too poorly with it.
Seems he was tested just like everyone else would be, based on clinical need (a bit of a snuffle ?)
Glad to hear Camilla hasn't got the virus. She's been tested too presumably. No symptoms. Glad she was able to get a test. No clinical need though ?
Of course that's a couple of frontline health care workers going without a test, but heyho.
I can't be clear, whether C&C went to Balmoral before or after his positive test, but either way it seems they've probably done their own little bit to spread this awful virus.
In the Queen's own words: you can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.