Nicki Minaj, Piers Morgan Wish Queen Elizabeth II 'Speedy' COVID Recovery

Nicki Minaj and Piers Morgan are among the celebrities wishing Queen Elizabeth II a speedy recovery after it was announced that the monarch has contracted COVID.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen is experiencing "mild cold-like symptoms," but she expects to continue "light duties" at home this week.

"She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines," the palace added in a statement.

Her son, Prince Charles, tested positive for the virus on February 10 after meeting his mother on February 8. His wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, also previously tested positive.

A number of people at the Queen's home in Windsor Palace have reportedly tested positive.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is among those sending messages of support and said he was "sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health."

A number of celebrities have also reached out to the queen on social media, urging the 95-year-old to get well soon.

"God save THE QUEEN," tweeted rapper Nicki Minaj. "Sending my love & respect to The Queen & her palace. Wishing you a speedy recovery. — Nicki & The Barbz."

"Wishing Her Majesty, The Queen a full & speedy recovery from COVID-19," tweeted broadcaster Piers Morgan.

"Worrying for any 95-year-old person to catch this virus, and a very worrying time for Britain when it's our Monarch. Good luck, Ma'am."

Meanwhile, British politician Nigel Farage tweeted: "The thoughts of huge numbers of people all over the world will be with the Queen as she tests positive for Covid. At a moment like this, we realize just how important to us she is."

Author Rick Wilson added: "​​COVID doesn't kill the Queen. The Queen kills COVID."

Sports broadcaster and former soccer star Gary Lineker tweeted: "The Queen has tested positive for Covid. Wish her a speedy and full recovery."

Broadcaster Kay Burley added: "The Queen has tested positive for #Covid19. We wish her a speedy recovery."

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, tweeted: "The commitment Her Majesty the Queen has shown to our country continues to be unwavering. Wishing her a swift and safe recovery from COVID-19."

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Queen Elizabeth II speaks during an audience at Windsor Castle on February 16, 2022, in Windsor, England. Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images