Prince Charles Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 71-year-old heir to the British throne is now in isolation at his home in Scotland, Clarence House has confirmed in a statement.

Camilla, 72, the Duchess of Cornwall, has also been tested for the virus, but the results have returned negative.

She is now in self isolation at their Birkhall estate in Scotland.

It's understood a small number of people living and working at Birkhall remain at the residence and are also self-isolating.

"[The Prince of Wales] 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 statement from Clarence House read.

"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."

Prince Charles attended a number of public events in recent weeks. On March 10 he met with Monaco's head of state Prince Albert II who has since also tested positive for the virus.

Charles is not believed to have shaken hands with Prince Albert but attended a roundtable meeting with him at the WaterAid Summit in London on that day.

The prince was pictured practicing namastes instead of handshakes at his public events, including when the royals gathered for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, and a Prince's Trust event on March 11.

It's believed his last public engagement was on March 12 where he attended an event in London helping raise funds for the Australian bushfires.

He also met with the Queen on the same day. The 93-year-old monarch is staying at Windsor Castle with the 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh.

It's believed Prince Phillip was not with the Queen at Buckingham Palace when she last met with Prince Charles.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said, "Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health.

"The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare."

Charles has spoken to both his sons the Duke of Cambridge, who is in Norfolk with the Duchess of Cambridge and their young children, and the Duke of Sussex, who is in Canada.

With AAP.