Why Kate Middleton Didn't Join Prince William At Yesterday's NHS Afternoon Tea

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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Kate Middleton is now isolating after being exposed to someone who tested positive to Covid-19, Kensington Palace confirmed in a statement Monday.

'Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home,' the Palace said ahead of the Duchess of Cambridge's scheduled NHS Big Tea at Buckingham Palace, which her husband later attended solo.

Kate has received both vaccinations for the virus, and per NBC, takes lateral flow rapid tests twice a week.

Last Friday, the Duchess of Cambridge attended Wimbledon, where she helped prepare food on the grounds to showcase the work the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) had done to feed the local community during the pandemic.

She also attended the Euros football (soccer) tournament last week and was joined by Prince William and their oldest child, Prince George. The Palace said she tested herself with the lateral flow tests before attending each of these events.

'Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at London’s Science Museum. I'm hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout - thank you for everything you are doing,' she wrote on the official Duke and Duchess of Cambridge social media accounts upon receiving her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in late May.

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Prince William received his first dose a few days before his wife, and wrote on social media: 'To all those working on the vaccine rollout—thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do.'

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In November of last year, a source revealed to Us Weekly that William had tested positive for COVID-19 several months before the fall.

'He followed all the necessary self-isolation regulations, refused to let it get him down and even managed to work whilst recovering at home in a sectioned-off area,' the source said. 'There were rough moments, of course, and William learned firsthand how awful this virus is and how seriously it needs to be taken.'

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