Prince Charles' diagnosis of coronavirus just proved that the disease could hit anyone, showing the importance of social distancing and staying at home at this time of crisis. However, it is still a big question for the many how does the Prince of Wales contract the disease. Some said he got the illness from Prince Albert of Monaco, who also tested positive before the Duke of Cornwall did, but the head of house Grimaldi denied the claims.
Both Prince Charles and Prince Albert tested positive of coronavirus two weeks after they met at a Water Aid event in London. In a talk on RTL radio, the husband of Charlene, Princess of Monaco, set the record straight about the rumors that he infected the Prince of Wales with the disease.
"I was at a roundtable for his foundation, but we never shook hands. I was at the other end of the table, way far away," he said, via Hello! Magazine. The two princes only nodded hello to one another, so there might be no way that he contaminated him with the virus.
At the time, Prince Albert explained that there were a lot of people at the congress center. Aside from that event, he also revealed that Prince Charles had a lot of planned schedules that went on for several days. In addition to their March 10 meeting, he also added that the heir to the throne had too many chances to catch the disease.
In an interview with People, Prince Albert revealed that he experienced flu-like symptoms, but it felt like just a mild case. He had a slight fever, a little cough, runny nose that went for a few days that seemed to be the first sign of the coronavirus, and a little stuffed up.
Although he only felt mild symptoms, he added that he had to be very careful because of his medical history, fighting off pneumonia a couple of years ago. So, when asked if he knew how he got the disease, he simply said that it could have been from other people.
Prince Albert admitted that he had been conscious of his health before he tested positive of coronavirus. He even often used hand sanitizers. However, he repeatedly said that no one would know what would happen next, as he might have contracted it from someone he talked to or anyone he met from the last ten days or so.
News emerged that Prince Charles contracted coronavirus on the second day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's issued a stay-at-home order. He is now self-isolating in Balmoral, Scotland, with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who tested negative of the virus. They are now in separate rooms, CNN noted.