LONDON: Prince Charles has self-isolated after testing positive for Covid-19 for the second time, a day after attending a British Asian Trust black tie function with over 350 guests.
At the function, the 73-year-old rubbed shoulders with UK chancellor Rishi Sunak, his wife Akshata Murthy, daughter of N R Narayana Murthy, Adar and Natasha Poonawalla, the heads of the Serum Institute of India, and UK home secretary Priti Patel.
The Prince of Wales, who is triple vaccinated, tested positive on Thursday during a routine test. He had also met his mother the Queen, who is 95, at Windsor Castle on Tuesday and there are now fears for her health as she faces days of tests and monitoring. But Buckingham Palace said she was showing no symptoms of Covid. The Duchess of Cornwall has tested negative.

Adar and Natasha Poonawalla

It is the second time Charles has had Covid having caught it at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 when he had mild symptoms. He is now in self-isolation, though these rules could be dropped in England within weeks – and is not displaying strong symptoms.
Charles and Camilla attended the trust’s annual glamorous dinner and reception at the British Museum on Wednesday to celebrate the work of the trust in the past year which has included raising over £10 million (Rs 100 crore) for its post-Covid recovery efforts in South Asia, including £5 million (Rs 50 crore) for its Oxygen for India Appeal to support India during its devastating second wave.

Priti P, Rishi S, TRHs, Natasha and Adar Poonawalla, Mian Mansa

During his address, the Prince of Wales said: “I cannot quite believe it is almost two years to the day that my Mehbooba (beloved in Urdu) and myself were able to be with all of you to celebrate the work of the British Asian Trust. Since then, across the globe, there has been terrible loss of life from the Covid-19 and we have especially seen the devastating impact throughout South Asia.”
Among other VIPs present at the glitzy event were Manoj Badale, chair of the British Asian Trust and owner of Rajasthan Royals; Sajid Javid, MP, secretary of state for health and social care; film director Gurinder Chadha and multi-millionaire Pakistani businessman Zulfi Bukhari, former special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by the Prince of Wales and British Asian business leaders to help the poor and marginalised in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


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