The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health", Clarence House has said.

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has announced.

Heir to the throne Charles, 71, is displaying "mild symptoms" of the Covid-19 illness but is in good health and spirits as he self isolates at Birkhall in Scotland, a spokesman said.

Camilla, 72, who is also at Birkhall, in Aberdeenshire, has tested negative for the virus, so is separating herself from the prince.

Doctors believe the future king became contagious on March 13 - the day after he last saw his mother, the Queen.

Buckingham Palace said the 93-year-old monarch, who is staying at Windsor Castle with the 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, remains in good health and is following all appropriate advice.

HRH Prince Charles mad a very successful visit to Ross in November last year when he launched celebrations for Gilpin2020, currently most of these events have now been cancelled or postponed.