The Duchess of Cambridge self-quarantines after exposure to COVID-19
Her office said on Monday that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is in self-isolation and canceled her appointment after someone in contact with her subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge had contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.”
“His Royal Highness did not show any symptoms, but is abiding by all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.”
Kate, the wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince William, participated in a number of events last week, most notably the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Friday.
She was originally scheduled to participate in an event celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the British National Health Service with William, who does not need to self-isolate on Monday.
In April last year, William himself contracted the disease, about the same time as his father, Prince Charles, and the media reported that he was severely hit by the virus.