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The Prince Guillermo tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this year, Kensington Palace sources reported to the BBC.
The Duke of Cambridge is believed to have caught the infection in April, at a time similar to that of his father, Prince Charles, and that he wanted to keep his diagnosis private to avoid alarming the nation.
Despite the report, Kensington Palace, William’s home and office, declined to give official comment.
“The Palace also tries to preserve some privacy for the royal family,” said Johnny Dymond, the BBC’s royal correspondent.
Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson was treated by private doctors and followed government isolation guidelines, for which he was kept for several days at the family home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
According to reports, the Prince made 14 commitments by phone and video calls during April; indeed, it emerged that earlier that month he and his wife, Duchess Catherine, spoke by tape to the children of Lancashire primary school workers.
William’s father, the Prince of Wales, tested positive for Covid-19 in March, and spent seven days in isolation in Scotland, after presenting mild symptoms of the disease.
The news of the Duke of Cambridge’s diagnosis comes days after the report that England will return to a second national blockade, with measures of four weeks, starting next Thursday, due to an outbreak of infections.
The United Kingdom registered 23 thousand 254 new cases this Sunday, which raised its total since the pandemic began to one million 34 thousand 914 infections.