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95-year-old Queen Elizabeth has COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth II
(AP Pool Photo/Tom Hevezi)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who is celebrating her 70th year on the throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms, Buckingham Palace announced Sunday.

The 95-year-old sovereign will continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week even though she is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms, the palace said.

“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines,” it added.

The Queen is fully vaccinated. Unfortunately COVID is ripping through the palace.

“A number of cases have been diagnosed in the Windsor Castle team,” the source told CNN, without specifying who else had tested positive.

The Queen’s health has been closely scrutinized since late last year when she retreated from public events on advice from doctors to rest after an overnight hospital stay for an undisclosed reason. Fresh concern was renewed in the past few days as multiple family members self-isolated after testing positive for the virus.