The pandemic has affected every life in some way or another since early 2020. The virus didn’t discriminate while infecting people and now sad news breaks out of England as the Queen tests positive for COVID-19.

CNN confirmed that Buckingham Palace came out to announce that Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19. The monarch is experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but expects to continue carrying out light duties this week. This comes after the Queen completed taking three jabs of the COVID vaccine.

“Buckingham Palace confirm that the Queen has today tested positive for Covid. Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week. She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.”

The announcement on Sunday was made only a few weeks after the Queen reached her platinum jubilee of 70 years on the throne on 6 February. The Queen carried out a number of official engagements virtually during the week. There were preliminary concerns that she may have been at risk of contracting the virus.


The Queen’s first major public engagement for more than three months was held on Saturday 5 February, the eve of her jubilee. She met charity workers at Sandringham House, cut a celebratory cake, and used a walking stick to rest on. She recently met Prince Charles who also contracted the virus but now has fully recovered.

The royal household has its own royal physicians and the Queen’s doctors will be on hand to take care of and monitor the Queen. The whole of England would be praying for her quick recovery after contracting the virus.

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Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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