Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly been reunited with several of her family members after recovering from COVID-19.
The Queen spent Sunday afternoon in her Frogmore Cottage on her Windsor estate with Princess Beatrice and her 5 month old daughter, Sienna, as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton and their three children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 , according to the Daily Mail.
Princess Eugenie, her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and their 1-year-old son, August, who lives in Frogmore Cottage, were reportedly not home during the Queen’s visit.
She also returned to her royal duties and hosted two virtual meetings with diplomats nine days after testing positive for the virus, the website reported.
This is the first time her grandchildren have reportedly seen the 95-year-old monarch since she tested positive for coronavirus In february.
Buckingham Palace announced at the time that she was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but that she would continue with “light duties”.
“She will continue to receive medical care and will follow all relevant guidelines,” the palace said in a statement.
The queen received the COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021 and has since received the booster shot.
The sovereign’s positive diagnosis comes after several other members of the British royal family tested positive for the virus. Her eldest son, Prince Charles, tested positive for the second time in February and her daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, got virus four days later.
The queen was closely monitored after contacting Charles days before he was tested positive, but she returned to her royal duties after testing negative for the virus.
Queen Elizabeth raised health issues in October 2021, when she had to cancel her engagements after being hospitalized one night. She also raised her eyebrows as she started using a walking stick “to her consolation” the same month. However, Buckingham Palace has said she is in good health and she was quickly back to her royal duties.
Queen Elizabeth, who lost her husband, Prince Philip, at the age of 99 in April 2021, is Britain’s longest reigning monarch. It’s her son Prince Charles next to the throne. In the meantime, the Prince of Wales’ second wife, Camilla, will assume the title “Queen Consort” when Charles becomes king, announced the Queen last month.