Looks like Prince William took all of the necessary precautions when he was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this year—because his wife, Kate Middleton, and their three kids did not contract the illness, despite living with him.
Shortly after the news broke, The Daily Mail's Rebecca English revealed that Kensington Palace confirmed William's diagnosis and also announced that the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis did not contract the virus. “KP 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 clan was able to avoid the illness—through taking the necessary government precautions—it sounds like William had quite a rough battle with the virus.
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. He was determined to fulfill his engagements.”