Queen’s daughter-in-law Sophie Wessex self-isolating over coronavirus scare

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The Queen’s daughter-in-law Sophie Wessex is self-isolating after coming into contact with somebody who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Sophie Wessex, who is married to the Queen’s son Prince Edward, is not currently showing symptoms.

The 55-year-old is following government guidelines and will stay at home.

She is not thought to have seen any members of the wider Royal Family since the contact with someone with Covid-19.

The Countess of Wessex was spotted on a public run in Windsor on Sunday as part of the London Marathon.

A statement from the family said: "Earlier this week The Countess of Wessex came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

"She is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home."

A palace source added: “The Countess has not been in contact with the Queen or any other royals outside her own family since meeting the affected person.

“She will continue to self isolate at home as per the government advice.”

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On Sunday the Countess was one of 450,000 runners who took part in their own version of the London Marathon.

She donned exercise gear in support of Mencap as she battled torrential rain on her run with Thomas Cardillo-Zallo.

Sophie has been a patron of the charity since 2004, and joined a member of Menca[s learning disability running team for the first mile and a half of his race.

It is not the first time the Palace has been rocked by a Covid-19 scare this year.

In March Prince Charles caught the disease but recovered from what turned out to be a mild form of the illness.

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