Inside the Birkhall Cottage Where Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Are Self-Isolating

by Jeremy Spirogis
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

Prince Charles‘ identify has ended up in headlines together with a variety of different well-known faces who’ve examined optimistic for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The pandemic, which has affected so many across the globe, has now reached the British monarchy and the long run king has gone into self-isolation.

The prince’s official London residence, Clarence House, confirmed the information on March 25 in a press release which learn, “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health … It is not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles | Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Charles’ spouse Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall didn’t take a look at optimistic however is at present in isolation at Birkhall along with her husband. Here’s extra on Charles’ well being and when he final got here in shut contact with different members of the royal household, plus a take a look at the house the place he and his bride shall be staying till the prince recovers.

Where is Birkhall positioned?

Birkhall is the summer season trip residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. It is positioned on the Balmoral property in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The 18th-century residence is about on the large 53,000-acre property on the River Muick. Charles inherited the cottage upon the Queen Mother‘s demise in 2002.

Prince Charles has described the backyard at Birkhall as “such a special place, particularly because it was made by my grandmother. It is a childhood garden, and all I’ve done, really, is enhance it a bit.”

In 2018, royal followers received a uncommon glimpse inside the house in the course of the documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70. The duke was interviewed within the reception room the place viewers observed a picket espresso desk with colourful wildflowers in a vase. There was additionally a butterfly palm plant standing in a blue and white ceramic planter subsequent to the window, which had floor-length darkish curtains hanging over it.

The prince has one other Scottish residence as he inherited the Queen Mother’s Castle of Mey. In 2019, Charles transformed the 10-bedroom Granary Lodge on the fort’s grounds right into a mattress and breakfast.

Birkhall is ‘not a huge house’ however can they isolate individually?

Birkhall holds fond recollections for the pair, generally known as Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, as a result of it’s the place they honeymooned after their 2005 marriage ceremony. Now, it can function a spot will the 2 might want to hold their distance for a few weeks.

The BBC famous that Charles and Camilla are following governmental recommendation and are isolating individually. While the home isn’t that giant it’s “big enough to isolate yourself within it.”

Charles has not been across the queen who’s now in quarantine

Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth IIPrince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II | Sang Tan/WPA Pool/Getty Images

With the information that Charles has contracted the coronavirus, many are questioning when the final time he got here in touch with different royals.

The duke had a gathering with Prince Albert of Monaco, who additionally examined optimistic, two weeks in the past and the final time Charles noticed his mom was on March 12.

“The queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly on the morning of March 12 and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson mentioned.

Queen Elizabeth II is at present in quarantine with her husband, Prince Philip at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, and has spoken to her son following his analysis. Charles has additionally notified Prince William and Prince Harry.

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