The Queen is holding virtual audiences at Windsor Castle as she takes on her first official duties since the Covid fear.

The Queen is holding virtual audiences at Windsor Castle as she takes on her first official duties since the Covid fear.

Today, the Queen held her first official engagements since facing the coronavirus threat: The 95-year-old monarch held two virtual audiences at Windsor Castle with the Estonian and Spanish ambassadors.

Concerns about the Queen’s health intensified after she met her son Prince Charles last Tuesday, two days before he tested positive for Covid-19 last Thursday. Then, yesterday, it turned out that Camille had also contracted Covid.

Buckingham Palace officials continue to refuse to confirm whether the Queen tested positive or negative for Covid, citing medical confidentiality and saying just last week that she had no symptoms.

Officials today also declined to say if the Queen is in self-isolation, with sources indicating she has been holding credentials with ambassadors at the Court of St. James almost since the start of the pandemic.

The monarch will undergo daily lateral blood flow tests for the past seven days in accordance with current guidelines and will be closely monitored by royal doctors. But Buckingham Palace insists that the Queen’s coronavirus health is a private medical matter and therefore she is entitled to privacy.

The Queen is expected to continue her virtual meeting diary at Windsor Castle this week, making video calls with ambassadors and dignitaries and going through her daily red mailbox.

The Queen was wearing a floral dress today and could be seen on screen speaking via Cisco video link with Estonian Ambassador to the UK Viljar Luby, who was at Buckingham Palace for his audience.

The monarch, seated in her living room in the Oak Room, spent most of the pandemic at Windsor, where she was cared for cooped up on “HMS Bubble,” a nickname given to her abbreviated family of dedicated staff.

This is the first time the Queen has been photographed, albeit on screen, since she reached her historic Platinum Jubilee and supported her daughter-in-law Camilla to be known as the queen when Charles becomes king.

Queen Elizabeth II appears on screen today via video link from Windsor Castle in Berkshire, where she is in residence.

Queen Elizabeth II appears on screen today via video link from Windsor Castle in Berkshire, where she is in residence.

The Queen appears on screen via video link from Windsor Castle in Berkshire during the Cisco virtual screen audience to receive Estonian Ambassador Vilyar Luby (center) and Maarja Hunti (left) at Buckingham Palace in London today.

The Queen appears on screen via video link from Windsor Castle in Berkshire during the Cisco virtual screen audience to receive Estonian Ambassador Vilyar Luby (center) and Maarja Hunti (left) at Buckingham Palace in London today.

Today, the Queen receives Spanish Ambassador José Pascual Marco Martinez (center) and Geraldine Dufort (left).

Today, the Queen receives Spanish Ambassador José Pascual Marco Martinez (center) and Geraldine Dufort (left).

Mr Luby presented his credentials and letters of acknowledgment from his predecessor to the Queen, placing them on an antique wooden table in front of a monitor. He was accompanied by Maarja Junti, who was also received by the queen.

Also today, at the second audience, Spanish Ambassador Jose Pascual Marco Martinez, dressed in a diplomatic uniform, presented his credentials. He was accompanied by his wife Geraldine Dufort.

It comes after Camille, 74, tested positive for Covid yesterday, days after Charles. Clarence House has confirmed that she contracted the virus for the first time – four days after the Prince of Wales tested positive for the second time.

It comes after the couple made a series of official visits last week when the Duchess went to a sexual harassment referral center and community kitchen in London. She also attended a British Museum event alongside Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Concerns for the Queen first surfaced after it was revealed she was in direct contact with Charles two days before he tested positive on Thursday last week.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Estonian Ambassador Villar Luby today at Buckingham Palace in London.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Estonian Ambassador Villar Luby today at Buckingham Palace in London.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Estonian Ambassador Villar Luby today at Buckingham Palace in London.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Estonian Ambassador Villar Luby today at Buckingham Palace in London.

Aides at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House yesterday declined to give a “standing comment” on the health of the Queen, Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

They do not reveal if Charles and Camilla have been isolating together on Valentine’s Day.

The Duchess of Cornwall was triple vaccinated and initially tested negative when her husband, also triple vaccinated, tested positive on a routine lateral flow test ahead of the unveiling of a statue in Winchester to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As far as is known, he did not have any symptoms.

Upon receiving the news, Camilla said she “luckily” managed to get a negative test result and continued her series of public events while Charles was forced to self-isolate.

Speaking later that day during a visit to the Thames Valley Partnership in Buckinghamshire, the Duchess said of her testing regimen, “I’ve been through it so many times.”

But concerns remain about the Queen’s health after Charles visited her at Windsor Castle last Tuesday when he held an investiture on her behalf. It was the first time he had seen her since Christmas.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Spanish Ambassador José Pascual Marco Martinez today at Buckingham Palace in London.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Spanish Ambassador José Pascual Marco Martinez today at Buckingham Palace in London.

Today, the Queen is receiving Spanish Ambassador José Pascual Marco Martinez and Ms Dufour at Buckingham Palace.

Today, the Queen is receiving Spanish Ambassador José Pascual Marco Martinez and Ms Dufour at Buckingham Palace.

A source last week said the Queen had no symptoms following Charles’ positive result, but added that their meeting was “recent enough to matter.”

Charles and Camilla spent the evening together Wednesday at a British Asian Trust event where they were photographed without their masks along with Mr Sunak and Ms Patel. Charles, 73, tested positive the next morning.

The Duchess of Cornwall continued her program of events late last week by donning a mask as she visited the public kitchen of the Nourish Hub in west London on Thursday afternoon.

There, she made her first public appearance since announcing that she would become queen consort when Charles ascended the throne. Asked what she thought about this, Camilla said she was “honored and very touched.”

Camilla also wore a mask during her visit to Paddington Haven, a sexual assault center in west London, on the same day.

According to government guidelines, when Charles tested positive, Camille was not required to self-isolate as she was fully vaccinated.

The Duchess of Cornwall during her visit to West London's

The Duchess of Cornwall during her visit to West London’s “Nutrition Centre” last Thursday, the day Charles tested positive.

Charles and Camilla at the British Asian Trust event at the British Museum last Wednesday.  Charles tested positive the next day

Charles and Camilla at the British Asian Trust event at the British Museum last Wednesday. Charles tested positive the next day

The organizations that Camilla visited and those present were now informed of her positive result, and charities began to contact all the people who were in close contact.

The Queen’s last official meeting before today was with the Prime Minister on Wednesday night last week. No further meetings were planned for the weekend.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said today: “Her Majesty the Queen today held two virtual audiences via video link from Windsor Castle.

“His Excellency Mr. Villar Lubi was received by the Queen today by video link and presented his predecessor’s letters of acknowledgment and his credentials as Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Court of St. James. Ms. Maarya Junti was also received by Her Majesty.

“Her Excellency Mr. José Pascual Marco Martínez was received by the Queen by video link this afternoon and presented his predecessor’s letters of acknowledgment and his own credentials as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to the Court of St. James. . Mrs Geraldine Dufort was also received by Her Majesty.

And yesterday, a spokesperson for Clarence House said: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating. We continue to follow government guidance.”

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