The interesting role the royals may take in helping to tackle coronavirus

Emily Gulla
·1-min read
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

As the coronavirus crisis continues, the royal family could end up taking an interesting role in helping to halt the pandemic, according to reports.

With reports that mass testing may be introduced across the country, it's thought that the royal family could be urged to encourage people to get tested for coronavirus.

The government's Behavioural Insights Team has reportedly recommended to officials that the Queen, Prince William and other members of the royal family take a role in helping to promote mass testing, according reports from The Mirror.

It's thought that mass testing, like the one introduced in Liverpool, could be rolled out across the country, with the royals taking a key role in encouraging people to get tested.

The royals are likely to want to help with the push to tackle coronavirus, especially given that various members of the royal family have had COVID-19 themselves. Kensington Palace recently confirmed that Prince William had coronavirus back in April, but kept it under wraps so as not to alarm the public.

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

Meanwhile, Prince Charles also announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus earlier this year.

According to a source, Prince William's experience with coronavirus has given him a greater understanding of the importance of keeping infection rates down. "As a result of his own experiences, he realises absolutely anyone can catch this awful disease - and knows how imperative it is that we all take this second lockdown seriously," the source revealed.

What do you reckon? Will we be seeing William and Kate in high-vis jackets at a testing centre any time soon?

Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles delivered straight to your inbox.

You Might Also Like