Royal Family Members Who Are in Self-Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Pandemic and Which Royal Just Tested Positive for COVID-19
People around the world have taken precautions and gone into self-quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic and the royals are no different.
Read on to find out who’s in quarantine now and which royal has tested positive for COVID-19.
Queen Elizabeth II leaves London
On March 19, the monarch took to social media with that announcement and said, “Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children being homeschooled
The queen’s grandson and grandaughter-in-law are spending more time with their children now as Prince George and Princess Charlotte are being homeschooled. Thomas’s Battersea in London switched its classes to remote learning on March 20.
“From this date the curriculum will be taught through online learning platforms and we have asked parents to keep their children at home and to access their lessons through this system,” a spokesperson from the school said. “This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school.”
On March 18, Kensington Palace released a video about a fundraising appeal launched by the National Emergencies Trust (NET) to help people during a time of a domestic disaster.
“I dreaded the day when it would be needed,” Prince William stated in the clip. “Sadly, with the outbreak of COVID-19, that day has come faster than any of us would have hoped.”
Prince Harry and Meghan hunker down in Canada
After completing a string of engagements in the U.K. ahead of Megxit, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are taking precautions as well to keep themselves and their 10-month-old son, Archie, safe.
A source told Us Weekly that the Sussexes are “observing the quarantine” at the residence they have been staying in on Vancouver Island.
The couple has also offered coronavirus help to the public via their social media account.
“We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organizations that can support our mental and emotional well-being. In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up,” they posted on Instagram.
Prince Albert of Monaco tests positive
As for other royal families around the world, Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja went into quarantine on March 12 and Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria called off celebrations for her name day, which were set to take place in Stockholm. The Danish royal family, meanwhile, has canceled all engagements until April.
And King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have tested negative for COVID-19, but Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the virus. The palace of Monaco said that the prince’s health at the moment is not worrisome and released a statement about the need to quarantine and social-distancing.
“His Serene Highness urges the people of Monaco to respect the measures of confinement and to limit contact with others to a minimum,” the palace said in a statement.”Only the strict observance of these confinement measures will make it possible to stop the spread of the coronavirus.”