After coming into contact with someone who has tested positive, the Duchess of Cambridge is currently self-isolating at Kensington Palace. However, despite living together, Prince William is not isolating at all.
According to the current government guidelines, Kate was the one to come into contact directly with the Covid-positive case. And because Prince William wasn’t present when the contact occurred, he doesn’t have to stay at home.
Only if the Duchess began experiencing symptoms or testing positive for the virus that Prince William would have to isolate at home too.
The news about Kate’s isolation was confirmed by her office at Kensington Palace yesterday. A spokesperson for the palace said that Duchess Kate is not experiencing any symptoms.
“Last week the Duchess of Cambridge came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
“Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.”
Both Prince William and Kate received their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last May. The couple shared pictures of them receiving the first vaccine shot on their official Instagram.
Prince William and his father Prince Charles both contracted coronavirus last year. At the time, William kept his diagnosis private and self-isolated at the family home in Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.
Duchess Kate was scheduled to join William tomorrow evening at Wembley in the Euro 2020 semi-final clash against Denmark. The winner will play either Spain or Italy in the final, also at Wembley, on Sunday at 8pm.
However, due to the situation, he will go alone. It’s still unknown whether he’ll bring his eldest, Prince George – who cheered in the stands as England claimed a historic victory over Germany, on 29 June.