PUBLISHED: 11:12, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:12, Mon, Nov 2, 2020
Royal fans have been shocked to discover that future king Prince William, 38, tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 in April but kept his diagnosis a secret. The second in line to throne tested positive for the illness just days after his father Prince Charles, 73, but kept it quiet because he "didn't want to worry anyone", a source claimed.
William went into self-isolation at Anmer Hall where he had relocated from London with wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, in March.Did Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louise have COVID-19 too?
Following the revelation of William's coronavirus battle, Kensington Palace confirmed that neither his wife Kate, nor their children - George, Charlotte and Louis, tested positive for COVID-19.
Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English tweeted on Monday: "KP have belatedly confirmed that Prince William did have coronavirus in April - Kate and the children did not."
The tweet added: "Valid questions as to why this was kept secret, although KP say he didn’t want to alarm people after his father’s diagnosis."
Prince William received treatment from Palace doctors and quarantined at home for the recommended time.
Did Kate Middleton, Prince George, Charlotte and Louis test positive for COVID-19 too? (Image: GETTY)
Prince William coronavirus: the Duke tested positive for COVID-19 in April (Image: GETTY)
A source has claimed that William was "hit pretty hard" by coronavirus and that at one point he was "struggling to breathe."
An insider said: "William was hit pretty hard by the virus - it really knocked him for six.