At the end of March, the British monarchy reported that
, 71, had tested positive for the new coronavirus, and that he had been placed in isolation on a royal family property in Scotland.
At the time, the Clarence House office revealed that the wife of the heir to the British throne,
Camilla of Cornwall
, 72, tested negative.
But what comes as a surprise now that November begins is that, shortly after that,
had COVID-19, as revealed by 'BBC News' and other British media yesterday, citing sources from Kensington Palace.
The Duke of Cambridge, third in line of succession to the crown, kept his diagnosis a secret, because he did not want to worry people, according to the report by 'The Sun'.
This same medium indicated that
contracted the virus during a conversation in a public engagement.
"The virus hit William very hard ...", said the source.
"At one point he was having trouble breathing, so obviously everyone around him was very scared."
However, sources revealed that the prince's brother did not need to go to the hospital, and that no one else in his family was infected.
On Sunday night, 'NBC News' tried to contact Kensington Palace to confirm this information about the 38-year-old prince, but these reports have not been officially confirmed or denied so far.
What is known is that, in recent months, William, his wife and their three children -
, 5, and
, 2 - have been maintaining social distance in his country house, Anmer Hall, located in the town of Norfolk, in England.
Although the duke was ill, his recovery was favorable and, in fact, since April he has been seen participating in dozens of engagements via video calls.
Also, at some face-to-face events, William has been wearing face masks and keeping social distance, to lead by example.
In April, precisely, Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrated 9 years of marriage, and the celebration was discreet and respecting the confinement.
Then, in May, on the occasion of International Nurses Day, Kate Middleton, Prince William and the royal family thanked these health professionals through a virtual call.
On how they have maintained contact with the rest of the royal family in these difficult times, William has joked that, as you can imagine, "the younger generation is more technologically savvy", but that, others are doing their best to get used to it. to press the indicated buttons on the computer.
In mid-2020, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined singer Dua Lipa, footballer Harry Kane, actor David Tennantb and other British celebrities to send a one-minute message on mental health amid the pandemic.
The message, dubbed 'The Mental Health Minute', was broadcast simultaneously on all UK radio stations to reach more than 20 million people.
"We are all connected. And sometimes just talking about how you feel can make a big difference. So now let's come together across the UK and get in touch with someone," William said in part of the message.
For her part, Kate also encouraged people to contact each other.
"If you have difficulties, it is important to talk about it," he said in the video, which is also available on YouTube.
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