Revealed: How Princes William and Harry discovered their father Charles had coronavirus

PRINCE CHARLES delivered the bombshell news of his positive test for the coronavirus to his sons William and Harry in a series of phone calls, according to a royal reporter.

ITV News royal correspondent Chris Ship revealed in a tweet that the future King of England had called both his sons to break the news to them. Mr Ship wrote in a post: “Prince Charles has spoken to both his sons. “William in Norfolk and Harry in Canada.”

On Wednesday, Clarence House revealed that the Duke of Cornwall had tested positive for COVID-19 and was self-isolating along with the Duchess of Cornwall, who tested negative for the virus.

A spokesman for the Prince said that he was displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”.

A Clarence House statement read: “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.

“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire, where they met the criteria required for testing.

“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.”

Staff at Staff at Charles’ Scottish estate of Birkhall in Aberdeenshire, on the Queen’s Balmoral estate, are now self-isolating in their own homes.

Charles also held in-person meetings with employees from the Duchy of Cornwall and Highgrove Estate over the last few days, and attendees have been warned about his condition.

Despite his diagnosis for the lethal virus, the Prince of Wales is said to be up and about and working, as well as being in good spirits.

It is thought that Charles and Camilla will now remain in Scotland for at least the next couple of weeks, while he recovers from his symptoms.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had been informed about the prince’s positive test result on Tuesday morning and he wished him “a speedy recovery”.

The spokesman added the PM’s weekly audience with the Queen was now taking place by telephone.

News of Charles’ infection was not greeted by sympathy from everyone.

Many people were angry that Charles had travelled to Scotland and flouted strict government rules on avoiding all unnecessary travel.

In particular, the heir to the throne was accused of helping to spread the deadly coronavirus.

Renowned Scottish sports reporter Derek Rae wrote on Twitter: “As with everyone who has COVID-19, wishing Prince Charles a speedy recovery.

“But it’s perfectly legitimate to question why he and advisors thought it wasn’t reckless to decamp to Balmoral this past weekend, at a time when Scottish govt advice (or common sense) said otherwise.”

Another posted: “Why does Prince Charles think it’s ok to have Covid-19 and decide to TRAVEL BY RAF HELICOPTER TO BALMORAL?

“RAF staff and Balmoral staff are at risk. Thanks for bringing the virus to Aberdeen!”