THE Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, the royal family have this morning confirmed.

Prince Charles, who is now self-isolating with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was this week tested for COVID-19 after showing mild symptoms.

A spokesperson for Clarence House, a Royal residence, confirmed the diagnosis and revealed it was not clear how he had caught it.

They said: "He (Prince Charles) has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.

"The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.

"The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

"It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

It comes as last night the Department of Health confirmed there were now 8,077 UK confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday afternoon.

So far 422 people have now died after testing positive for the virus prompting the Health Secretary to issue further warnings to Britons.