Appium .Text Property Strips Ampersand Character from Text

I have a label on a Windows form that contains the text
Share & Relay Mitchell 3T 3R 1W

After executing a .FindElementByAccessibilityId(…).Text on this element

what is returned is:
Share Relay Mitchell 3T 3R 1W

ie the ‘&’ character has been removed.

I understand that the ‘&’ is an escape character in XML, but is there anyway to instruct Appium not to strip the Ampersand character out from the returned text?

Platform Windows
Appium Version 4.4.0
Language C#
OS - Windows 11
Dell LapTop

Appium’s Windows driver acts as a proxy there. It must be a bug in Microsoft’s WinAppDriver itself