World News – GB – William secretly fought Covid in April because he did not want to alarm the nation


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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 days after dad, Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson were struck

William told an observer during an engagement: « Important things were happening and I didn’t want to worry anyone »

The Duke was treated by palace medics and followed government guidelines in isolating himself at the family home Anmer Hall, Norfolk

A source said: « William was hit very hard by the virus – it really hit him for six years

« After seeing doctors and testing positive – which was obviously quite shocking considering his form and health – William was convinced it should be business as usual

After news of Boris and Charles’ illnesses – and Boris had been rushed to hospital – William feared that telling the country about his own fate would panic everyone

« The Queen gave her ‘We’ll meet again’ speech, and he just didn’t want to worry people

« But from his own experiences, he realizes that absolutely anyone can catch this terrible disease – and knows how imperative it is that we all take this second lockdown seriously »

He telephoned the NHS heroes at Queen’s Hospital Burton on April 1 and told colleagues at consultant Amged El-Hawrani, 55 – who died of the virus while treating patients – that he was « proud » of their work

The father of three took a seven-day break from calls and video messages after April 9

He told them it was a « wonderful example » of the « rally » going on across the country to fight the pandemic

Wills smiled after filming a sketch several days earlier to be shown on the BBC

He was then filmed standing at the front door of his Anmer Hall home with Kate, 38, and George, 7, Charlotte, 5, and Louis, two

In April, when Wills was struck off, he also spoke to the FA about mental health and called the Crown Prince of Jordan

The Queen delivered her rousing speech to the nation on Sunday April 6 – the same night PM Boris was taken to hospital

Earlier this week, William offered his support to Good Britain star Kate Garraway whose husband, Derek Draper, spent seven months in hospital with coronavirus

Joined by his wife Kate, the couple told the host they wanted to give her a « hug » following her husband’s health battle

The Cambridges said they were touched by her experience and the impact it had on herself and her children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11

Prince Charles was isolated for two weeks in March with mild symptoms, while Boris spent three nights in intensive care after being hospitalized on April 5

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World News – GB – William secretly fought Covid in April because he did not want to alarm the nation


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