Prince William, like his father, battled the coronavirus earlier this year.
The 38-year-old royal “struggled to breathe” as he battled the virus in April at the start of the global pandemic, reports The Sun, but has kept the news a secret to avoid alarming the public.
Still a dedicated public servant, William led 14 official engagements while in isolation.
Sources say William tested positive just days after his father Prince Charles also tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of March.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson also contracted the virus around the same time. It is currently unclear whether other members of the royal family have contracted the virus.
“Important things were happening and I didn’t want to worry anyone,” William reportedly told an observer during an engagement.
The royal was treated by palace doctors and isolated at his family’s Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
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A source told the outlet that the Duke of Cambridge “had been hit pretty hard by the virus”.
“At one point he was having trouble breathing, so obviously everyone around him was pretty freaked out,” they added. “After seeing doctors and testing positive – which was obviously a shock given his form and health – William was determined it should be business as usual. “
William’s diagnosis has been kept secret as it arrived just after Johnson’s hospitalization and Queen Elizabeth II gave him her now iconic pandemic address.
“He felt that more important things were happening in the country,” said a source. “But from his own experiences, he realizes that absolutely anyone can catch this terrible disease – and knows how imperative it is that we all take this second lockdown seriously. ”
The UK recently announced a second strict lockdown following the increase in coronavirus cases.
After April 9, the royal took a week’s break from phone calls and engagements before virtually opening Birmingham Nightingale Hospital on April 16.
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