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Prince William had coronavirus in April, kept diagnosis under wraps

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Prince William became sick with COVID-19 in April, around the same time as his father Prince Charles, the BBC reported Sunday.

The Duke of Cambridge reportedly kept his diagnosis under wraps so as to not alarm the country.

William was “struggling to breathe,” which had many concerned for the 38-year-old prince, according to the Sun, which first reported the diagnosis. The British tabloid reported that Prince William was treated by palace doctors and then self-quarantined for the duration of his illness from his country estate in Norfolk.

Despite being ill with the coronavirus, Prince William conducted 14 virtual royal engagements in April. The Sun reported that he made a video address to front-line workers and helped open a hospital, among other appearances.

It’s unclear if his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was also infected.

Kensington Palace, the official home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment and declined to comment on the matter to the BBC.

Prince Charles experienced mild symptoms during his bout with COVID-19 in March. The 71-year-old heir apparent quarantined from the rest of the royal family following his diagnosis.

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