Get well soon, ma’am! Boris Johnson leads nation in wishing Queen, 95, a speedy recovery from coronavirus as she suffers mild symptoms
- Boris Johnson today led the nation in wishing the Queen a ‘swift recovery’
- The monarch is understood to be experiencing ‘mild cold like symptoms’
- She is expected to continue with light duties at Windsor over the coming week
Boris Johnson today led the nation in wishing the Queen a ‘swift recovery’ and a ‘rapid return to good health’ after the monarch tested positive for Covid-19.
The 95-year-old monarch is understood to be experiencing ‘mild cold like symptoms’, but is expected to continue with light duties at Windsor over the coming week, Buckingham Palace said.
Her Majesty, whose diagnosis comes just two weeks after she reached her historic Platinum Jubilee, will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines.
In a message on Twitter the Prime Minister said: ‘I’m sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health. ‘
Boris Johnson today led the nation in wishing the Queen a ‘swift recovery’ and a ‘rapid return to good health’
The Prime Minister offered the monarch a return to good health after the monarch tested positive for Covid-19 today
Her Majesty’s diagnosis comes just two weeks after she reached her historic Platinum Jubilee
Government ministers also sent their well wishes to the monarch on Twitter.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said: ‘Wishing Her Majesty the a swift recovery. God Save The Queen.’
Oliver Dowden added: ‘Wishing Her Majesty the Queen a swift recovery.’
Health Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted: ‘Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a quick recovery.’
While Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said: ‘Wishing Her Majesty a speedy recovery.’
And London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: ‘The commitment Her Majesty the Queen has shown to our country continues to be unwavering. Wishing her a swift and safe recovery from Covid-19.’
Elsewhere Priti Patel said: ‘Wishing Her Majesty a quick recovery. God save the Queen. ‘
While Labour leader Keir Starmer wrote: ‘On behalf of myself and the whole of @UKLabour, wishing Her Majesty The Queen good health and a speedy recovery. Get well soon, Ma’am.’
In a statement today Buckingham Palace said: ‘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.
‘She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.’
The diagnosis comes as the Queen today sent a message of congratulations to Team GB’s women’s curling team after they won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The Queen with Rear Admiral James Macleod (right) and Major General Eldon Millar as she met the incoming and outgoing Defence Service Secretaries during an in-person audience at Windsor Castle on Wednesday
The Queen appeared via video link to receive the Ambassador of Jordan Manar Dabbas at Buckingham Palace on Thursday
The Queen is understood to be triple vaccinated, but has been subject to months of health concerns since mid October after cancelling a run of engagements and spending a night in hospital undergoing preliminary tests.
She missed the Remembrance Sunday event at the Cenotaph on November 14 last year due to a sprained back.
Prior to that, she missed a reception for business leaders at Windsor Castle on October 19 due to ill health, instead spending a night at King Edward VII’s Hospital.
That hospital stay was her first in eight years, when in 2013 she was treated at the private clinic for a bout of gastroenteritis.
The sovereign was also seen using a walking stick at a Westminster Abbey service in early October, the first time she had done so at a major event.
She is believed to have spent time with Charles on February 8, when he hosted an investiture at her Windsor Castle home, before he tested positive a few days later.
The Duchess of Cornwall also tested positive for Covid, Clarence House confirmed on Monday, with a statement adding that the duchess was self isolating.