Prince Albert Responds To Claims He Gave Prince Charles Coronavirus

Written by on March 26, 2020

Prince Albert is shutting down hypothesis that he gave Prince Charles coronavirus, after the 2 males examined constructive for COVID-19, the illness brought on by the virus. 

Each royals had been in attendance on the identical WaterAid occasion in London on March 10, however Prince Albert, the 62-year-old chief of Monaco, stated that they had been seated far aside. 

“We greeted one another from afar, every of us on reverse ends of the desk,” Albert stated in an interview with the French radio station RTL. 

“I by no means shook his hand,” Albert added, which is sensible, as Charles, who’s 71, was pictured giving out “namaste” greetings as early as March 9.

“I used to be already there on the opposite aspect of the desk, so we greeted one another from afar … So I don’t suppose I might be accused of getting contaminated him,” Albert stated, laughing. “However there have been lots of people, not solely round that desk but in addition within the atrium of that conference heart.”

The top of state added that he’s recovering from the virus. 

“I’m nonetheless coughing a little bit, however I now not have a fever. I can see the top of the tunnel,” Albert added. 

Prince Albert (L) and Prince Charles.

Prince Albert (L) and Prince Charles.

Prince Albert was the primary head of state to check constructive, however the second royal, after Karl von Habsburg, the Archduke of Austria.  

Charles despatched a message of due to his supporters on Thursday, sooner or later after Clarence Home confirmed that the royal examined constructive for coronavirus and is experiencing “delicate signs.” 

“Thanks for all of your ‘Get Effectively Quickly’ messages for His Royal Highness. He’s enormously touched by your variety phrases,” learn a press release from Clarence Home’s social media accounts. 

The Prince of Wales is at the moment self-isolating ― and nonetheless working ― at his property in Scotland, alongside Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. The duchess’s take a look at outcomes got here again unfavorable.  

“The checks had been carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire the place they met the factors required for testing,” the spokesperson for Clarence Home stated Wednesday. “It isn’t attainable to establish from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the excessive variety of engagements he carried out in his public position throughout current weeks.”

Although Charles was with Queen Elizabeth on March 12, and noticed the remainder of the royal household at Commonwealth Day providers on March 9, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the monarch is in good well being. 

“The Queen final noticed the Prince of Wales briefly on the morning of 12 March and is following all the suitable recommendation with regard to her welfare,” a palace spokesperson added. 

The queen is at the moment at Windsor Citadel, the place she joined Prince Philip. Her Majesty usually goes to Windsor for Easter break, however arrived every week sooner than ordinary, with no set timeline of when she’ll return to Buckingham Palace. 

Daniel Marans and Erika LaRose contributed reporting and offered translation. 

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