Royal fans were definitely shocked this week to find out that Prince William had secretly contracted COVID-19. But, thankfully, now it has been revealed that Kate and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, did not get the virus. According to royal correspondents, including Rebecca English, Kensington Palace has confirmed the news about Prince William’s sickness.
They also confirmed that his family did not contract the illness, despite living with him.
“Kensington Palace have belatedly confirmed that Prince William did have coronavirus in April—Kate and the children did not. Valid questions as to why this was kept secret, although KP say he didn’t want to alarm people after his father’s diagnosis,” English wrote in a tweet.
While we’re happy the rest of the Cambridge family was able to avoid the illness. But apparently, dad William had quite a rough battle with the virus.
Prince William tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year, according to the Sun, citing palace sources. He caught the virus in the spring but kept his diagnosis secret to avoid worrying the nation and causing further public alarm.
Prince William tested positive around the same time Prince Charles did, according to various British media reports.
It happened in April when he was spending the lockdown in Norfolk with Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis.
According to the newspaper, the Prince was treated by palace doctors and followed government guidelines by isolating at Anmer Hall. He did not require hospital treatment, but his symptoms were fairly severe.
A source told the Sun: “William was hit pretty hard by the virus – it really knocked him for six.
“At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked.
“After seeing medics and testing positive – which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is – William was determined it should be business as usual though.”
Despite his sickness, the Duke carried out 14 telephone and video call engagements during April.