PUBLISHED: 08:43, Tue, Nov 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:43, Tue, Nov 3, 2020
The Queen knew about Prince William's illness and was worried about his wellbeing, a source said. They told Vanity Fair: “The priority was keeping HMQ shielded and safe, which was thankfully what happened.
“But of course the Queen was worried for Charles and William and relieved that they suffered only minor symptoms.”
Prince William suffered from coronavirus in April, a few days after his father had tested positive for the virus.
The Duke of Cambridge worked through the month by carrying out several engagements via video or phone links.
He only revealed his diagnosis during a recent face-to-face event, when he told an onlooker he had suffered from the virus but didn't say anything to the public not to alarm the nation.
The Queen's grandson Prince William caught coronavirus in April (Image: GETTY)
The Queen knew about Prince William's coronavirus diagnosis, a source said (Image: GETTY)
In early April, Prince Charles had just left his seven-day isolation period while Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being hospitalised at St Thomas' in
After news of his illness broke, royal commentators and watchers reacted to William's decision to keep this diagnosis a secret.
Royal expert Robert Jobson lashed out on Twitter: "Prince William’s decision to LIE about contracting COVID-19 earlier - for whatever reason - is appalling.
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The Queen and Prince William carried out an engagement together at Porton Down last month (Image: GETTY)
"Kensington Palace were asked several times by the media whether Prince William had contracted the virus