THE Prince of Wales, who tested positive for coronavirus last week after developing mild symptoms, is now out of self-isolation, after speculation he ignored government advice and travelled to Scotland despite potentially being unwell.

Charles, 71, had developed mild symptoms of Covid-19 and self-isolated at his Scottish home of Birkhall for seven days after receiving the positive test result last Tuesday.

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It’s not entirely clear when the future king first displayed symptoms of Covid-19. He arrived in Scotland on Sunday and was tested on Monday.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, who is also at Birkhall, in Aberdeenshire, tested negative for the virus and remains in self-isolation until the end of the week, observing the advice to separate for 14 days.

A Clarence House spokesman said: “Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation.”

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NHS Scotland guidelines state that patients will only be tested for the disease if they “have a serious illness that requires admission to hospital".

Yet Charles was, according to Clarence House, only displaying “mild symptoms”, and Camilla had no symptoms at all.

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