Kensington Palace announced on Monday that Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, second in line to the British throne, must self-isolate for ten days after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus last week.
“Her Royal Highness is not showing symptoms, but she follows all government directives in the matter and is self-isolating at home,” the palace said in a statement.
She began self-isolating on Friday, after being warned that she had come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the meantime.
The Duchess of Cambridge was due to spend Monday with her husband Prince William to celebrate 73 years of Britain’s public health service, the NHS, at two events.
So you will not attend a planned Mass at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, in honor of the NHS, nor afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace for nursing staff.
Kate Middleton’s last public appearance was on Friday at Wimbledon. She is a huge fan of the sport, so she should miss the men’s and women’s finals for this competition on grass, which takes place this weekend.
The Duchess, who has received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, does antigen tests twice a week, like the entire royal family.
She had already had to self-isolate in the spring of 2020, when her husband contracted coronavirus, “severely” according to the British press.