Prince William Battled Coronavirus Months Ago, But Decided to Keep it a Secret

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Turns out, Prince Charles wasn't the only member of the royal family who was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Prince William also battled the disease just around the same time as his father. 

On Monday, British publication The Sun reported that the Duke of Cambridge was treated by doctors at his country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk back in April. 

Per the outlet, William revealed to someone at a recent public engagement that he had previously had the virus. “William was hit pretty hard by the virus—it really knocked him for six,” a source told the outlet. “At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked.”

The source added, “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.” Which he did virtually.

Luckily, it seems like neither his wife, Kate Middleton, nor his three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis caught the virus from the 38-year-old and the whole clan followed all of the necessary government guidelines. 

According to The Daily Mail's Rebecca English, Kensington Palace has confirmed William's diagnosis. “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.  

Earlier that month, Will’s father, Prince Charles, spoke directly to the public following his recovery from the virus (which was announced by Clarence House the week prior). 

“Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus, luckily with relatively mild symptoms, I now find myself on the other side of the illness, but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation,” Charles said in a video message shot from his Scottish home. “At such an unprecedented and anxious time in all our lives, my wife and I are thinking particularly of all those who have lost their loved ones in such very difficult and abnormal circumstances, and of those having to endure sickness, isolation and loneliness.”

We’re certainly happy to see that, like his father, Prince William fully recovered. 

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