Buckingham Palace has today announced that the Queen has tested positive for Covid-19.

It has been confirmed that the 95-year-old monarch is experiencing "mild cold-like symptoms" and expects to carry out "light duties" this week.

This follows after it was confirmed she had been in direct contact with her eldest son and heir, the Prince of Wales, the week he had tested positive for the disease.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “Buckingham Palace confirm that The Queen has today tested positive for Covid.

“Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week.

“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.”

MPs and government officials across the country took to Twitter to wish the 95-year-old monarch well wishes.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a statement on Twitter following the news, wishing the Queen a ‘swift’ recovery.

The tweet read: “I’m sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health.”

Labour’s Keir Starmer shared similar sentiments writing: “On behalf of myself and the whole of @UKLabour, wishing Her Majesty The Queen good health and a speedy recovery. Get well soon, Ma’am.”

It is believed the Queen had spent time with Charles on Tuesday February 8, when he hosted an investiture at her Windsor Castle home.

A few days later he tested positive for Covid, followed by Camilla.

Charles made a quick recovery to full health and was able to leave his isolation period on Thursday