London, October 9
Sophie, Britain’s Countess of Wessex the wife of Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son Prince Edward, is self-isolating at home after coming into contact with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.
The royal, 55, has no symptoms but is following government guidelines, a palace spokesman said. She has not been in contact with any other member of the wider royal family since, he added.
In March, the queen’s eldest son, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, tested positive for the virus and spent seven days in self-isolation.
He later said he was lucky to have only suffered “relatively mild symptoms” and was now in good health.
Sophie, a former public relations executive, married Edward in 1999 and they have two children.
(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Alistair Smout and Stephen Addison)