Prince Albert Responds To Claims He Gave Prince Charles Coronavirus

Carly Ledbetter

Prince Albert is shutting down speculation that he gave Prince Charles coronavirus, after the two men tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. 

Both royals were in attendance at the same WaterAid event in London on March 10, but Prince Albert, the 62-year-old leader of Monaco, said that they were seated far apart. 

“We greeted each other from afar, each of us on opposite ends of the table,” Albert said in an interview with the French radio station RTL. 

“I never shook his hand,” Albert added, which makes sense, as Charles, who is 71, was pictured giving out “namaste” greetings as early as March 9.

“I was already there on the other side of the table, so we greeted each other from afar ... So I don’t think I can be accused of having contaminated him,” Albert said, laughing. “But there were a lot of people, not only around that table but also in the atrium of that convention center.”

The head of state added that he is recovering from the virus. 

“I’m still coughing a little, but I no longer have a fever. I can see the end of the tunnel,” Albert added. 

Prince Albert (L) and Prince Charles. (Reuters)

Prince Albert was the first head of state to test positive, but the second royal, after Karl von Habsburg, the Archduke of Austria.  

Charles sent a message of thanks to his supporters on Thursday, one day after Clarence House confirmed that the royal tested positive for coronavirus and is experiencing “mild symptoms.” 

“Thank you for all your ‘Get Well Soon’ messages for His Royal Highness. He is enormously touched by your kind words,” read a statement from Clarence House’s social media accounts. 

The Prince of Wales is currently self-isolating ― and still working ― at his estate in Scotland, alongside Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. The duchess’s test results came back negative.  

“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing,” the spokesperson for Clarence House said...

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