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Prince Charles tests positive for Covid after visits to London museum – ARTnews.com

After visiting the British Museum and the National Gallery in London, Prince Charles tested positive for Covid, marking the second time he has contracted the virus since 2020. He is said to have met dozens of people at the British Museum, where he was during an event, although it is not known if any of them also fell ill.

Prince Charles’ official Twitter has confirmed that he is now self-isolating. Because he tested positive, Prince Charles is expected to miss the unveiling of a monument to Licoricia of Winchester, a 13th-century Jewish businesswoman who was murdered 13 years before the expulsion of Jews from England. This statue will be located in Winchester, a town about an hour and a half southwest of London.

On Wednesday, Prince Charles had visited the exhibitions of the National Gallery devoted to Kehinde Wiley and Albrecht Dürer, and had been visited by its director Gabriele Finaldi. It is not known whether Finaldi or other workers there fell ill. In a statement, a spokesman for the museum said: “The National Gallery makes no comment on the health of its staff members, and all government guidelines were followed during HRH’s visit.”

At the British Museum, he had attended an event to celebrate the British Asian Trust, which Prince Charles founded in 2007 and is dedicated to tackling poverty in South Asia. “Private Events at British Museum are maintained in accordance with guidance issued by the government,” a British Museum spokesperson said in a statement. “We also encourage all visitors to the Museum follow the latest public health advice. the British Museum does not comment on the health and well-being of our colleagues. We wish the Prince of Wales a speedy recovery. »