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Camilla pulls out of event as she suffers from Covid side effects three weeks on

Camilla was forced to miss an event on Monday as she continues to suffer from the side effects after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 74 year old future Queen Consort was absent from a meeting with leading figures from the Commonwealth's young leadership and diplomatic community after attending the Commonwealth Day service hours before.

It's believed she is pacing herself as she continues to recover from coronavirus.

Camilla revealed last week that she has been "coughing and spluttering" as she mingled with charity rowers at Clarence House.

Speaking of the virus, Camilla told the group: "Well, it’s taken me three weeks and I still can’t get shot of it.

"Probably my voice might suddenly go coughing and spluttering."

OK! has contacted Camilla's representatives for comment.

Camilla, who recently met the Emerald Fennell who portrayed her on The Crown, did however attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey alongside her husband Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Cornwall's husband Prince Charles, 73, represented the Queen for the event, who pulled out of her appearance last week.

Following the service, Charles met with the High Commissioners, staff from the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth’s civil service, and young leaders from around the world.

Mica Paris and Emeli Sande, were among those who performed at the service.

Singer Mica, 52, explained how Charles and Camilla liked her performance of her son Mama Said.

Mica explained of the prince: "I’ve done lots of private performances for him over the years.

"He’s a big Aretha Franklin fan, so I always used to have to sing Aretha for him."

She joked: "Today was really good because it was the first time they liked my songs, it’s not that they don’t like my old songs but he didn’t ask me to sing Aretha."

During her appearance, Camilla continued her tradition of wearing purple at the annual event.

Camilla has worn purple four times while attending the Commonwealth Day celebration at Westminster Abbey.

She previously wore the colour in 2012, 2017 and 2019.

Despite her absence, the Queen also shared a message at the event in a statement, where she expressed her commitment to service.

She wrote in a speech: "In this year of my Platinum Jubilee, it has given me pleasure to renew the promise I made in 1947, that my life will always be devoted in service."

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