Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both, were supposed to attend events marking the 73rd anniversary of Britain’s National Health Service. They were scheduled to attend thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral in the morning and later in the day set to host “Big Tea” for NHS staff at Buckingham Palace. But the Duke of Cambridge arrived at the service alone. Kensington Palace released a very statement that read,
Last week, The Duchess of Cambridge came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.
Prince William Duke of Cambridge attends a service of thanksgiving for the 73rd anniversary of the NHS with The Duchess of Cambridge who is isolating after coming into contact with someone with Covid #Royals #NHS #DuchessofCambridge #PrinceWilliam pic.twitter.com/mwAp102NoU
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The Duchess of Cambridge attended Wimbledon on Friday where she watched Jamie Murray playing in the doubles, visited Wimbledon Museum and Grounds Kitchen. The Sky News is reporting that The Duchess of Cambridge, who is also the patron of the All England Tennis club will miss this week’s Wimbledon Finale as she will have to isolate for 10 days since her last contact with the infected person.
I am sending all the prays and best wishes to The Duchess of Cambridge and everyone who came into close contact to sail through this isolation without any serious symptoms. The Duchess of Cambridge has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
I have been reading on Twitter that many people are angry that Palace did not disclose this information earlier on the weekend. The Duchess of Cambridge was out on Friday at Wimbledon. The media was briefed about the William and Catherine attending the events together before Friday. I believe we do not know exactly when the Palace was informed about this person being COVID positive only speculation that she was informed on Friday. The Duchess regularly undertakes lateral flow tests as part of the Royal Household testing regime and before engagements.
Why Prince William is not self-isolating: Family members and social bubbles are only required to self-isolate if The Duchess was experiencing symptoms herself, or tested positive, after being in contact with the person who later tested positive for Covid.