PRINCE CHARLES travelled to Scotland on Sunday despite showing “mild symptoms” of coronavirus.

He was tested on Monday, at his home on the Balmoral Estate, with the positive result being confirmed yesterday.

The prince's spokesperson said it was "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.”

However, his symptoms would have appeared just days after Prince Albert of Monaco tested positive for coronavirus.

The two royals had been seated opposite each other at an event in London on March 10. 

National columnist and former SNP MP George Kerevan was outraged: “This billionaire landowner disobeyed guidance to stay home to avoid spreading virus, went to a second home in Scotland, is now infected and has infected others. 

“Indy Scotland must be a republic and tax this arrogant fool.”

Kerevan's comments riled Scottish Tory deputy chief whip Alexander Stewart said: “This is a classless and tasteless intervention from a former SNP MP who should know better.

“Most decent people will be wishing Prince Charles well in his recovery.

“Instead, Mr Kerevan is using the coronavirus to make political points about independence – it’s a complete disgrace.”

On the day Charles and Camilla headed to their Birkhall home, Andrew Bowie, the Tory whose constituency covers Royal Deeside, tweeted: "To all those flooding up Deeside to hotels, holiday homes or caravan parks at Aboyne, Ballater or Braemar... STOP.

"Your actions are selfish and putting further strain on already pressed local services. This is not a game. It's not a holiday. Think of others. Please."