Queen cancels todays planned engagements as she experiences mild Covid symptoms

The Queen has cancelled her planned engagements today on 22 February as she continues to experience Covid symptoms.

Buckingham Palace released a statement explaining that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 95, is experiencing "mild cold-like symptoms".

However, she will continue to carry out "light duties".

It's believed the rest of her engagements this week will be decided nearer the time.

A statement from the Palace read: "As Her Majesty is still experiencing mild cold-like symptoms she has decided not to undertake her planned virtual engagements today, but will continue with light duties."

The Palace confirmed that she had tested positive for coronavirus on 20 February.

At the time, they shared: "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."

Her majesty has received the vaccine having had her first jab in January 2021 and her second jab in March, while sources say it is believed she had the booster jab last October.

Despite appearing in good spirits, she recently admitted to feeling frail as she clutched her walking stick.

At the official engagement last week at Windsor Castle, she told incoming Defence Services Secretary Major General Eldon Millar and his predecessor Rear Admiral James Macleod: "I can't move".

The Armed Forces chiefs initially walked past her room, prompting her to exclaim: "I'm here" before adding: "I thought you may have stayed in there for ages."

It comes after Prince Charles tested positive earlier this month and Queen Elizabeth's health has been closely "monitored" since.

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Charles was forced to cancel engagements as a result of testing positive for coronavirus for a second time.

Clarence House told the public on Twitter that Charles is "deeply disappointed" to have to cancel a full day schedule of engagements, but is hopeful to emerge from isolation as soon as possible.

"This morning The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating," the tweet read.

"HRH is deeply disappointed not to be able to attend today's events in Winchester and will look to reschedule his visit as soon as possible."

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