Prince William ‘had coronavirus in April but kept battle secret to avoid worrying nation’

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  • November 2, 2020
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rince William tested positive for coronavirus in April but kept his illness secret as he did not want to “worry” anyone, it has emerged.

The Duke of Cambridge was reportedly treated by palace doctors and followed Government guidelines by isolating at the family home in Norfolk after contracting the virus, the Sun reports.

When contacted on Sunday, Kensington Palace declined to comment but did not deny the report.

The Sun newspaper said William carried out 14 telephone and video call engagements throughout April.

William said he did not tell anyone about his positive test result because “there were important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone” and he was “determined it should be business as usual”.

The fact the Duke of Cambridge was able to continue with his engagements suggests any symptoms of Covid-19 would have been mild.

treated in intensive care in April after contracting coronavirus, while the Prince of Wales was in quarantine in March.

Charles quarantined with mild symptoms separately from the Duchess of Cornwall – who tested negative and self-isolated for 14 days – and worked throughout at the couple’s Scottish retreat Birkhall in Aberdeenshire.

The royal couple reunited in early April just days before their 15th wedding anniversary.

In his first public engagement after recovering from mild symptoms, Charles revealed he lost his sense of taste and smell when he had coronavirus.

He spoke of his personal experience with Covid-19 when he met frontline NHS staff and key workers in person with Camilla in mid-June.

Additional reporting by PA Media.