Rather recently, Prince Harry seemed pretty anxious about the elders in the Royal Family because of the Coronavirus fears around the world. The virus is particularly vicious when it comes to the elderly, especially the ones with a pre-existing medical condition. And now, it seems that all his worries have come to life, with Prince Charles’ positive Coronavirus diagnosis. Probably the reason why Madonna called COVID-19 the great equalizer, one that does not discriminate between anyone but is definitely prejudiced towards the elderly.
Clarence House confirmed Prince Charles’ positive Coronavirus diagnosis, but for now, his health seems to be okay. The 71-year-old Prince of Wales has only mild symptoms for now, and “otherwise remains in good health.” His wife, Camilla Bowles Parker has also been tested but does not seem to have caught the disease. With the socially busy life the Royals lead, hobnobbing with the crème-de-la-crème of the world, it’s not surprising for one of them to have contracted the virus.
Prince Albert II from Monaco has a positive Coronavirus diagnosis as well. While it cannot exactly be traced as to who Prince Charles got the virus from, he and Prince Albert II did sit across each other at the Water Aid charity event on March 10. Along with them, the Archduke of Austria, Karl von Habsburg was also found to be Coronavirus positive though was pragmatic about it to the media. Habsburg said, “It’s annoying, but I’m fine. It’s not the Black Plague.”
There has been no report as to when Prince Charles last saw his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who relocated to the Windsor Castle on March 19 for safety reasons. Her husband, Prince Phillip, who has been ailing for a while now, also joined her considering he was at risk for COVID-19 because of pre-existing health conditions. With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Canada safe with Archie, and Prince William and Kate Middleton also taking precautions, hopefully no one else will get it.
In the UK alone, more than 8,000 people have been afflicted by COVID-19, with more than 400 fatalities. Keeping the outbreak and the health of everyone involved in mind, many of the events hosted or graced by the Royal Family have been canceled. And there is a question mark on the events planned May-onwards as well. This is the time for all, rich or poor, royal or common to stay put and stop the spread. Else this pandemic may just take a turn for the worse!