The Duke of Cambridge reportedly battled COVID-19 in April of this year after his father and the Prime Minister had contracted the virus.
Prince William didn’t make his diagnosis public because he did not want to worry the public after both the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister had revealed they had caught the virus. He reportedly told someone at an engagement, “There were important things going on, and I didn’t want to worry anyone.”
The Duke isolated at home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with his family and was treated by the palace doctors. He continued to undertake engagements remotely during the month via video and telephone.
Speaking to the Sun, a source said: “William was hit pretty hard by the virus – it really knocked him for six. At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously, everyone around him was pretty panicked.
“After seeing medics and testing positive – which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is – William was determined it should be business as usual though. He was determined to fulfill his engagements.”
Prince William is the fourth royal to have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Prince Albert of Monaco was the first, followed by the Prince of Wales and Prince Joachim of Belgium. Prince William’s uncle, Charles Spencer (the younger brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales) also suffered from the disease earlier this year.