Prince Charles has tested positive for the fatal coronavirus. Clarence House confirmed, Wednesday, that the father of Prince William and Prince Harry had been diagnosed with the infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland," the statement read, per iTV.

"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," it went on.

An insider told The Sun that Prince Charles traveled to Birkhall on Sunday and underwent testing the day after. 

The sad news came just days after it was confirmed that Prince Albert of Monaco has contracted the virus. It was learned that the two royals attended a similar event together. On Mar. 19, the palace of Monaco revealed that doctors from Princess Grace Hospital have been treating Prince Albert. Albeit sick, the royal is said to be continuing to work from his home office and has been in contact with the members of the government constantly.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, previously, canceled their 10-day tour around Jordan, Cyprus, Herzegovina, and Bosnia amid the threat posed by the pandemic. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall decided to stay in the United Kingdom due to their advanced age. The royal pair has, also, avoided handshakes during their last few engagements.

Avid followers of Queen Elizabeth's son expressed sadness over the news online. "Our thoughts and prayers are with HRH #PrinceCharles, the #DuchessofCornwall and all those affected by this pandemic," one netizen said. "Keep everyone away from the Queen. Can't even trust some royals to isolate..." another user shared. "Get well soon, Prince Charles," a third royal follower penned on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace revealed that Queen Elizabeth remains in "good health" and stated she last saw Prince Charles on Mar. 12.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Britain's Prince Charles is visiting New Delhi on a day the Indian capital's pollution has reached 'emergency' levels Britain's Prince Charles is visiting New Delhi on a day the Indian capital's pollution has reached 'emergency' levels Photo: AFP / Money SHARMA