In a tweet on Wednesday, Royal Correspondent, Rebbeca English announced that the Prince was tested positive to the novel coronavirus.
In the released statement, it was disclosed that the Prince had experienced mild symptoms and was in Scotland, where he was self-isolating with his wife.
Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles at the wedding of Ben Elliot and Mary-Clare Winwood on September 10, 2011, in Cheltenham, England | Photo: Indigo/Getty Images
For many, news of the Duke's positive test results were not only met with concern for his health. A lot of fans also expressed annoyance over the fact that he had been tested quickly over others experiencing similar symptoms who have been refused COVID-19 tests.
Following the announcement, fans of the royal family took to social media to express mixed feelings. Responding to the tweet, a fan wished that the Prince would get well soon. He also added that he liked the Prince because he is hardworking, and cares for his people.
Also reacting to the announcement, another Twitter user pointed out that while the people of Britain were self-isolating at home, the Prince had traveled all the way to Scotland.
He stated that this was more dangerous as he could have exposed more people to the virus. Another user expressed his criticism stating that he wished the people working in the health sector could get tested as quickly as the Prince got tested.
The Prince attended an event with the Prince Albert of Monaco, who has tested positive for the virus
The Prince of Wales' last public engagement is reported to have been on March 12. He held a number of private meetings with Highgrove and Duchy individuals, all of whom have been made aware of his diagnosis.
People living and working at the Prince's estate in Scotland have been asked to remain at the residence and self-isolate.
Earlier this month, the Prince attended an event with the Prince Albert of Monaco, who has tested positive for the virus.
It is uncertain whether the Duke was infected by Prince Albert due to the number of public engagements he has had in recent times.