He reportedly received the test in April, at the same time as his father, Prince Charles, according to BBC. So far, the Duke of Cambridge’s representatives have declined to comment.

Prince William would not have told anyone outside a very small circle of close relatives of the diagnosis because “important things were happening and I did not want to worry anyone,” according to The Sun, the publication that exclusively announced the information on Sunday evening.

He was cared for by doctors at Kensington Palace, his official residence, and followed government rules, isolating himself in the Norfolk family home.

Jonny Dymond, the BBC’s special correspondent on issues related to the royal family, said it was very likely that the diagnosis had not been made public by the royal house to avoid alarming the British, already affected by the pandemic. In addition, the British monarchy is recognized for its desire to maintain a certain sphere of privacy for its members, he added.

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