Queen Elizabeth Returns To Virtual Duties For the First Time Since Testing Positive For COVID-19


On Sunday February 20th, 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II had been diagnosed with Covid-19. It is thought that the Queen is fully vaccinated for Covid-19, but regardless, like many others who are vaccinated against the virus, she still tested positive.

The Palace was not specific about her condition, simply describing her symptoms as “cold-like,” but a source told Us Weekly that the Queen “has a team of doctors to lean on whenever needed and a support staff that’s second to none.” The source added, “Her Majesty has been handling this without any fuss or need to involve too many others in her recovery.”

The Queen rested from her royal duties for awhile while she recovered in isolation. On February 22nd, Buckingham Palace stated, “As Her Majesty is still experiencing mild cold-like symptoms she has decided not to undertake her planned virtual engagements today, but will continue with light duties.”

The Queen didn’t rest for long. On Wednesday the 23rd, she joined her usual weekly virtual meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Now, she is joining even more virtual meetings.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Queen’s recovery and to see her virtually participate in a couple virtual meetings.

Although the Queen is back to performing royal tasks virtually, it is unclear when she plans to return to in-person royal duties; however, she must not be contagious anymore, because she was spotted with her great-grandchildren on Sunday February 27.

According to Us Weekly, the 95-year-old monarch met up with her grandson, Prince William, his wife, Kate Middleton, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. In addition, Princess Beatrice was at the gathering with her 5-month-old daughter, Sienna.

We think it’s safe to say the Queen is feeling better and no longer contagious if she is mingling with family members and young children. Perhaps we will see her performing royal duties in-person in the near future.