Prince William 'Tested Positive' For Coronavirus

Olivia Blair
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Photo credit: Christopher Furlong - Getty Images
Photo credit: Christopher Furlong - Getty Images

From ELLE

Prince William, the second in line to the throne, was ill with Coronavirus earlier this year, according to multiple reports.

On Sunday (November 1), the BBC reported that the Duke of Cambridge tested positive for the virus back in April - around the same time as his father, the heir to the throne Prince Charles, was confirmed to have had Covid-19. Kensington Palace declined to comment on the reports.

According to the news outlet, while Charles' condition was revealed publicly, Prince William's was not, perhaps because the royal family 'wanted to avoid further alarm, given the national mood'. It could have also been for privacy reasons for the Cambridge family, it added.

The Sun, which first reported the story, reports that the father of George, Charlotte and Louis 'didn’t want to worry anyone'.

The 38-year-old was reportedly treated by royal doctors and isolated at the family's Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.

Photo credit: Comic Relief - Getty Images
Photo credit: Comic Relief - Getty Images

Despite reportedly contracting the virus, Prince William continued to fulfil royal duties in April and was seen with his family in a Comic Relief sketch, video calling various schools, charities and organisations and raising awareness about mental health and other issue. He also participated with his wife Kate in a BBC interview during which he discussed quarantining with three young children.

Clarence House made public 71-year-old's Prince Charles' Coronavirus diagnosis back in April, days before it was revealed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson also had the virus.

Speaking about the illness since his diagnosis, Prince Charles has said he 'got away with it quite lightly', but later added that his sense of smell and taste had still not fully come back by June.

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