The 54-year-old monarch tested positive on Wednesday morning “after experiencing mild symptoms the night before,” she said in a statement.
“His Majesty’s general state of health is good and he will maintain his institutional activities from his residence,” he said, adding that he will be in quarantine for seven days.
The king was scheduled to meet Zeljko Komsic, the Croatian member of the Bosnian presidency, in Madrid later on Wednesday.
King Felipe received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in May 2021. Contacted by AFP, the royal palace did not say if he has received any other doses since then.
Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez wished King Felipe a “speedy recovery”, adding in a tweet that he hoped the monarch would “quickly return to normal life”.
Queen Letizia and the couple’s youngest daughter, Sofia, have no symptoms and will continue with their activities normally.
His eldest daughter and heir to the Spanish throne, Leonor, attends a boarding school in Wales.
Spain will remove the mandate to wear face masks outdoors on Thursday as Covid-19 infection rates drop and hospitals report lower admissions.
The move reverses a step taken last December amid a wave of infections fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Masks remain mandatory in indoor public spaces, including public transport.
So far, Spain has recorded some 10.4 million cases of the virus and 95,000 deaths.
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