Sophie Countess of Wessex self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus

THE Countess of Wessex is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

Sophie, 55, came into contact with the person earlier this week – who was later diagnosed with the bug.

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It is understood Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.

The Sun understands she has not come into contact with any members of the Royal Family, apart from her own direct family, this week.

The most recent public engagement for the mum-of-two was when she visited the National Space Centre to mark World Space Week two days ago, on October 7.

The royal, who wore a face mask, was joined by astronaut Helen Sharman – the first Briton to go into space – at the Centre.

On October 4, she ran the first 1.5 miles of their Virtual London Marathon along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park.

Just a few days before that, she fed alpacas with husband Prince Edward.

It's not the first time that the Royal Family has been impacted by coronavirus.

Prince Charles, 71, tested positive for coronavirus earlier this year.

The future king lost his sense of smell and taste after contracting the bug.

Meanwhile the Queen has been in a "bubble" to protect the 94-year-old from the pandemic.

Sophie married Prince Edward, the Queen's youngest son, in 1999.

The Earl and Countess have two children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.

Louise, 16, and son James, 12, recently joined their parents on Southsea beach, Portsmouth for the Great British Beach Clean.

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