• Prince Charles thanked those who wished him well amid his coronavirus battle
  • Camilla Parker Bowles remains upbeat about her husband's condition
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton will reportedly take over the thorne amid the coronavirus outbreak

Prince Charles breaks his silence for the first time after he tested positive for coronavirus.

A few days back, Clarence House confirmed that the heir apparent is COVID-19 positive. They could not explain how the Prince of Wales contracted the disease, but he is already in isolation. Prior to the announcement, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles canceled an international tour.

On Thursday, the future king broke his silence for the first time. He thanked everyone who wished him well on Twitter.

“Thank you for all your ‘Get Well Soon’ messages for His Royal Highness. He is enormously touched by your kind words,” Clarence House wrote.

Prince Charles has been self-isolating at Windsor Castle since last week. His last public appearance was on March 9 when he joined Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.

Prince Charles’ wife has moved to another area of the estate to self-isolate. The Duchess of Cornwall is concerned, but remains positive about her husband’s condition.

“Both of them remain in good spirits,” a source told People. “There is a sense of keeping calm and carrying on. The duchess is concerned for him but she is aware of his own good spirits and therefore is keeping a close eye on him and mindful of her own situation. She is upbeat.”

There are rumors that Prince William and Middleton will take over the throne during the pandemic. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that the government is planning to ask people over 70 years old to stay at home for up to four months. Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Charles, 71, will be affected and might be forced to self-isolate for months. Thus, there are speculations that Prince William will step forward as prince regent. The rumors were further ignited when the Duke of Cambridge addressed the pandemic on behalf of the National Emergencies Trust.

Royal expert Phil Dampier agreed that the royals couldn’t carry on when everyone is being told to stay home. And so the massive burden will fall on Prince William and Middleton’s shoulders.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles look at each other as they reopen the newly-renovated Edwardian community hall The Strand Hall during day three of a visit to Wales on July 4, 2018 in Builth Wells, Wales. Getty Images/Chris Jackson