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, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Kensington Palace declined to comment. Still, they did not deny the report either.
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.”
The paper added the Duke of Cambridge, recently told an “observer” at a function that he did not go public with his diagnosis because “there were important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone.”
Despite his sickness, the BBC reveals that the Duke carried out 14 telephone and video call engagements during April.
It is understood that Duchess Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis did not contract the virus; just as Camilla did not catch it from Prince Charles.
Prince William father, Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19 in March and had to go into isolation. The 71-year-old revealed he was ‘lucky’ to have experienced ‘relatively mild symptoms’ of Covid-19. He added he’d “got away with it quite lightly.”