As Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles recover from their bout with a mild case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, Prince Williams has taken to doing the tasks that typically fall to the Queen and her first-in-line successor.

Williams was seen in Windsor Castle to do an investiture ceremony on Tuesday, where people under the British flag are given honors and medals by members of the royal family. The Queen was previously scheduled for it before she was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, Vanity Fair reported.

Wearing his military uniform for the occasion, Prince Williams gave out medals to the honorees, whose range of accomplishments, achievements, and service were recognized by the British crown for its importance in the state.

This investiture ceremony occurred as the Queen cancelled all of her virtual meetings and appearances to recover from COVID-19. She appears to be doing light tasks that need her signature but is otherwise resting and building up strength towards her recovery.

The Queen has largely been able to avoid COVID-19 for around two years before she was infected. She and her late husband Prince Philip had locked down in Windsor Castle with a small staff of 22 people in what the government was calling the HMS Bubble during the worst of the pandemic, according to ABC News Australia.

Even after Prince Philip had died, the Queen had kept herself isolated and away in her COVID bubble, leaving people with the iconic image of her alone in the church during the funeral proceedings of her late husband.

The HMS Bubble had burst, however, during the spread of the Omicron variant which her, Prince Charles, and Camila, the Duchess of Cornwall caught as it spread across the world.

Prince Charles and Camila are currently recovering from the COVID-19 virus in Clarence House, and the government has reassured the public that the couple is following government guidelines when it comes to COVID.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for the "Together at Christmas" community carol service at Westminster Abbey on Dec. 08, 2021 in London, England. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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