Prince William “struggled to breathe” after being infected with Covid-19. The Duke of Cambridge kept his diagnosis a secret because he did not want to alarm the nation.
The heir to the throne, 38, caught the virus in April, just days after his father, Prince Charles, 71, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 56, were also hit by the virus. But William kept his illness a secret. William told an observer at an engagement: “There were important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone.” The Duke was treated by palace doctors and followed government guidelines by isolating in the family home of Note Hall in Norfolk. Amazingly, William made 14 phone and video calls in April.
Dutifully, he kept his phone appointments
Says a Palace insider: “William was hit pretty hard by the virus – it really hit him for six. At one point he had difficulty breathing so obviously everyone around him was quite panicked. After being examined and tested positive by palace doctors When what was obviously quite a shock given his fitness and health, William was determined that it should continue as usual. He was determined to meet his obligations. “
Despite shortness of breath, he kept his fight a secret
After the news of Boris Johnson and Prince Charles got infected – and Boris was hospitalized – William feared the news of his own illness would panic everyone. “He felt that there were more important things going on in the country,” said the palace insider. “But from his own experience, he realizes that absolutely anyone can get this terrible disease – and knows how important it is that it is we all take this second suspension seriously. “
Prince Charles isolated for two weeks in March with mild symptoms, while Boris Johnson spent three nights in intensive care after being hospitalized on April 5.
So far, Kensington Palace has not wanted to comment on this announcement.
Those: The Sun