Her Majesty, 95, is experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but expects to carry out “light duties”. MPs have since responded by showing their support for the Queen, after she marked her 70th anniversary on the throne earlier in February.
Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, posted a tribute to the monarch on Twitter just after her diagnosis was made public.
He said: “On behalf of myself and the whole of Labour, wishing Her Majesty The Queen good health and a speedy recovery. Get well soon, Ma’am.”
Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, also said: “Sending best wishes from myself and the Liberal Democrats to the Queen and hoping she gets well very soon.”
Andrew Stephenson, Conservative MP for Pendle, and Mark Harper, Conservative MP for Forest of Dean, both said they were wishing the Queen a “full recovery”.
They also both said in separate Twitter posts: “God Save The Queen.”
Nigel Farage, GB News presenter and former leader of UKIP and the Reform party, said: “The thoughts of huge numbers of people all over the world will be with the Queen as she tests positive for Covid.
“At a moment like this, we realise just how important to us she is.”
Wes Streeting, Labour MP, said; “On behalf of all of us in Ilford North, I send my very best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen for a speedy recovery from covid.”
George Freeman, MP, sent his “thoughts & prayers” along with a picture of Her Majesty at Prince Philip’s funeral.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “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.”
It comes after Prince Charles tested positive for Covid on February 10, with the Prince of Wales meeting the Queen two days prior in Windsor.