British Prince William tested positive for COVID-19 last April but kept it a secret to avoid alarming the nation, according to reports.
British Prince William tested positive for COVID-19 last April but kept it from the public to avoid alarming the nation, according to reports.
British newspaper The Sun reported that William did not tell anyone about his COVID-19 positive result because “there were more important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone.”
Royal Correspondent of BBC News Jonny Dymond said that the prince’s condition may not have been revealed to the public at the time to prevent further alarming the nation about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dymond added, “The palace tries to preserve some privacy for the Royal Family.”
According to the Sun, a source said that William “was struggling to breathe” at one stage, but was “determined to fulfill his engagements.”
William carried out 14 telephone and video call engagements during April, the Sun reported.
The Duke of Cambridge was quarantined at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, following government guidelines, and was treated by palace doctors.
Last Nov. 1, the United Kingdom has recorded a daily tally of 23,254 cases, bringing the total to 1,034,914.