Prince William reveals his secret battle with COVID-19
Prince William “struggled to breathe” after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to The Sun.
The Duke of Cambridge managed to keep his diagnosis under wraps so he doesn’t alarm the nation.
The 38-year-old caught the virus in April, a few days after his dad, Prince Charles, and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, were struck down.
William told one observer at an engagement: “There were important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone.”
The Duke received treatment from palace doctors and isolated at the family home in Norfolk.
He managed to carry out 14 telephone and video call engagements while he battled the virus.
A source said: “William was hit pretty hard by the virus – it really knocked him for six.
“At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked.
“After seeing medics and testing positive – which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is – William was determined it should be business as usual though.
“He was determined to fulfil his engagements.”
William had concerns the country would panic if they found out about his diagnosis, as around that time the prime minister had been rushed to hospital for the same reason.
“The Queen delivered her ‘We Will Meet Again’ address, and he just didn’t want to worry people.
“He felt there were more important things going on in the country.
“But as a result of his own experiences, he realises absolutely anyone can catch this awful disease – and knows how imperative it is that we all take this second lockdown seriously.”
Despite his illness, Wills was one of the hardest working royals in April.
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