Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Scotland, Clarence House has said.

The Prince of Wales is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a spokesman said. Along with the prince,  Duchess of Cornwall has been tested but does not have the virus.

Buckingham Palace released a statement saying: “Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly on the morning of 12 March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”

According to the Guardian, medical advice is that it is unlikely that his condition will turn into a serious case. He is thought to have first displayed symptoms over the weekend.

A Clarence House statement read: “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire, where they met the criteria required for testing. It is not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”