Countess of Wessex self-isolating at home after Covid-19 contact

Prince Edward's wife has no symptoms but is after government guidelines

09 October 2020 - 14:46 By Michael Holden
Sophie, Countess of Wessex. File photo.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex. File photo.
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex and the wife of Queen Elizabeth's youngest son Prince Edward, is self-isolating at home after coming into contact with someone who has since tested positive for Covid-19, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

The royal, 55, has no symptoms but is after government guidelines, a palace spokesperson said. She has not been in contact with any other member of the wider royal family since, he added.

In March, the queen's eldest son, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, tested positive for the virus and spent seven days in self-isolation.

He later said he was lucky to have only suffered “relatively mild symptoms” and was now in good health.

Sophie, a former public relations executive, married Edward in 1999 and they have two children.

Reuters