Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement, the monarch is suffering from «moderate cold-like symptoms» and expects to continue performing minor tasks throughout the week.
The 95-year-old queen, who has had three doses of the coronavirus vaccination, «will continue to receive medical attention and will adhere to all required protocols,» according to the palace statement.
Residents in the United Kingdom who test positive for COVID must self-isolate for at least five days, though the British government wants to remove this condition for England this week.
The 95-year-old monarch met with her son, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who were both diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this month.
On Feb. 6, the queen marked her 70th year on the throne by commemorating the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. According to the Associated Press, she has a full public itinerary in the coming months, including in-person appearances at a diplomatic reception at Windsor Castle on March 2 and the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14.
The queen spent a night in a London hospital last October for unclear tests, and when physicians told her to rest, she canceled numerous public events in October.