Salma Hayek was among well-wishers sending messages to the Queen after it was revealed she has tested positive for coronavirus.The actress, 55, said that she wished the monarch a ‘swift recovery’ and shared a bizarre snap where she was stood with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth, 95.
She wrote alongside the image: ‘Long live the Queen. Wishing #queenelizabeth a swift recovery from Covid.’, she also translated her message into Spanish. In the snap, Salma posed in front of a portrait of the Queen against a glistening gold background, wearing navy suit while wearing a chic lilac blouse.
It comes following reports that Queen Elizabeth is determined to continue working despite contracting COVID-19. The British monarch tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday but wants to fulfil a number of online audiences and telephone meetings this week. Only one event, which had been scheduled to take place in person, is likely to be cancelled as a result of the Queen’s positive test.
Staff at Buckingham Palace will reportedly maintain a ‘sensible’ approach to keep the Queen safe even with COVID restrictions set to be eased in England later this week. The monarch was said to be well enough to cheer one of her horses, Kincardine, as it romped to victory at Newbury and reportedly watch the race on TV at Windsor Castle. Her trainer Nicky Henderson said: ‘We were all sad to hear of Her Majesty’s Covid today. I don’t know if (the win) is Covid medicine but I hope it’s given her a bit of a lift.’
It was confirmed that the monarch was only experiencing ‘mild, cold-like symptoms’ following news of her positive test. A royal spokesperson confirmed: ‘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.’