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Duchess Camilla's ex-husband Andrew Parker-Bowles, 80, tests positive for coronavirus

Just days after Prince Charles was given the all-clear.

By Jess Pullar
Andrew Parker-Bowles, the former husband of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has returned a positive coronavirus test.
The 80-year-old's diagnosis has caused some unrest within the royal fold, given some of the people he has been in close contact with over the last few weeks.
The Telegraph reported that Andrew had recently been to an event also attended by Princess Anne.
The retired British Army officer was also seen hugging Anne's daughter Zara Tindall at the Cheltenham Festival on March 11, which was held only shortly before stricter social distancing and lockdown measures were implemented in the UK.
Andrew Parker-Bowles has tested positive for coronavirus. (Getty)
While the state of Andrew's health currently isn't known, the virus itself seems to affect different people in different ways.
Prince Charles, 71, also contracted the virus last month.
Clarence House confirmed the news last week and reassured fans that the Prince remained in good health.
This week, Charles was given the all-clear to come out of self-isolation, as per his doctor's recommendation.
Speaking of the illness, the Prince shared a video about his experience on social media.
"Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus, luckily with relatively mild symptoms, I now find myself on the other side of the illness but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation," he explained.
Watch his home video below:
Another royal to contract the virus was Prince Albert of Monaco, who was also known to be in close contact with Prince Charles in mid-March.
Proving how quickly and easily the illness can spread and affect anyone of all walks of life, we're hoping that the strict lockdown measures enacted in the UK, here in Australia and around the world are successful in quelling the rising numbers and flattening the curve.

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