Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Queen Elizabeth II Receives Heartwarming Messages After Testing Positive For COVID-19 Photo by Alastair Grant/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth has cancelled her planned virtual engagements Tuesday as she continues to experience mild cold-like symptoms after testing positive for Covid-19. Buckingham Palace said the Queen will continue with her light duties at Windsor Castle with other planned activities over the coming week is to be decided by her royal physicians and advisers.

According to the BBC, royal officials confirmed Sunday that the 95-year-old monarch had indeed contracted the coronavirus but has only been experiencing mild symptoms. Royal doctors, headed by Professor Sir Huw Thomas have taken the reins on her health as they keep a close watch on the Queen to ensure she gets enough rest while coursing through her isolation period and be well on her way to recovery.

While in self-quarantine, the monarch had been ticking all the boxes of official documents for her to sign however any other engagements such as her weekly conversations with Prime Minister Boris Johnson are still up in the air although official palace reports say the regularly scheduled talk still stands. Palace officials have been making efforts to make the Queen’s covid condition seem like a business-as-usual period to allay any fears or cause any alarm over her health.

The palace maintains its stand at keeping the Queen’s state of health as private as possible and only revealing limited details whereby updates have been consistent that she is weathering through mild symptoms during the weekend. The monarch sent a message of condolence to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, after the devastating news of flash floods and landslides in the city of Petropolis had claimed the lives of over 171 people. News reports said the victims included 27 children and teenagers with more than 120 reported missing.

“My thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost their lives, loved ones, and homes, as well as the emergency services and all those working to support the recovery efforts,” the Queen wrote on her message and was signed it with Elizabeth R.

Meanwhile, hundreds of members of the Diplomatic Corps at Windsor are looking forward and hoping that the Queen can manage to host the Diplomatic Reception on March 2.

Having been triple jabbed, the working monarch seemed to be on top of her condition and was said to be well enough to cheer on one of her horses, Kincardine, while watching its race to victory on TV. England on the other hand has announced on Monday that it is ending any remaining Covid-19 health restrictions but has not declared the health crisis in the country to be over.

Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth II tours Queen Mother Square on October 27, 2016 in Poundbury, Dorset. Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage

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