Camilla pulls out of Royal Family engagement after Queen Consort contracts 'illness'
The Queen Consort speaks during a reception at Buckingham Palace, London, to raise awareness of violence against women and girls as part of the UN 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Picture date: Tuesday November 29, 2022.
Camilla has postponed a visit to the West Midlands today after contracting an illness, Buckingham Palace has said.
It is currently unclear what the nature of the illness is but has been been described as "seasonal".
Camilla was due to take a solo trip to Elmhurst Ballet School, celebrating its 100th anniversary.
She was also expected to visit Southwater One Library in Telford to thank volunteers for their work in the community.
The Queen Consort, at the 50th anniversary celebrations of children's reading charity Coram Beanstalk in London. Picture date: Thursday February 2, 2023. Justin Tallis
King Charles was not expected to join the Queen Consort on the trip.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "After suffering the symptoms of a cold, Her Majesty The Queen Consort has tested positive for the Covid virus.
"With regret, she has therefore cancelled all her public engagements for this week and sends her sincere apologies to those who had been due to attend them."
GB News understands Her Majesty remains in good spirits and is resting. The Queen Consort is said to be "disappointed" she is unable to make this week's engagements.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla. UK PARLIAMENT/JESSICA TAYLOR
The Queen Consort previously tested positive in February 2022, and it's thought she has remained fully vaccinated.
Last week, King Charles and the Queen Consort, as well as the Prince and Princess of Wales, donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) helping the total soar to £32.9 million, including £5 million from the UK Government in matched funding.
Camilla will be officially given her title on May 6 at the King's Coronation which is being held in the abbey.
It is expected to be a deeply religious occasion, with both Charles and the Queen Consort being anointed and crowned.