From Charles, to Albert of Monaco, passing through King Felipe and Queen Margrethe. From 2020 to 2022, the pandemic closed princes and kings in isolation, halting the Gotha agenda
The first Royal to test positive for Covid 19 infection was – at the beginning of the worst pandemic ever – Prince Charles in London in March 2020. And a few weeks later, Albert II, ruler of the Principality squeezed between France and Italy.
Alberto II had spoken exclusively to the Corriere about his battle against the virus: “So many days of fever …
then the cough got better, I was afraid, like everyone, when they told me the positive test at Covid-19 ». In 2020, no vaccine available. The only weapon: isolation. Charlène and the twins had already moved to Roc Agel at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
Then it was the turn of the
Prince William, infected like his father Charles in 2020and treated according to the Bbc by the palace doctors. Without particular problems.
And in 2021 they were also positive the seventeen year old heir to the throne of Norway, Ingrid Alexandra (daughter of Prince Haakon and Mette Marit), and also the fifteen-year-old son of the heir of Denmark, Prince Christian had tested positive in 2021: contagion contracted at school. And again, il 10th in line of succession to the throne of Belgium, Prince Joachim.
Then it was the turn of Victoria’s brother of Sweden, Prince Carl Philip with his wife SofiaDuke and Duchess of Varmland, announce the positivity to the virus.
Now, two years later, with the vaccination weapon at his disposal, he is British sovereign Elizabeth to test positive at Covid
. “Her Majesty is showing symptoms similar to a very mild cold,” says the press release from the royal palace in Windsor, breaking the apparent new normal of the Windsors after Prince Charles quit quarantine, who tested positive on February 10 last (infected with virus for the second time). The Royal Household confirms at the same time that the queen plans to continue with her parents light duties on the agenda in the coming days. So business as usual even if inside and outside the palace walls there is growing apprehension about the health of the almost 96-year-old sovereign who will therefore continue to carry out routine Royal engagements during the week, while leaving out those more burdensome than her. And above all she “she will continue to be followed by doctors and is preparing to follow all the usual treatments (in case of need)”.
After the 2022 contagion of Carlo, had already been found positive the Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla in recent days. The sovereign had had contact with the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, in the days immediately preceding her positivity, but it is also true that Elizabeth continued to meet people for her official commitments, and pandemic outbreaks were not lacking. also at Court.
All the Royals, British as well as Munich, have in the meantime been vaccinated. Indeed Elisabetta and Filippo (who later passed away in April 2021 due to advanced age) were among the first to be vaccinated, setting an example in the massive campaign to combat the pandemic.Prince Charles positive for the second time, had immediately canceled his Royal engagement in recent weeks outside London to Winchester. The prince (73 years old), in solitary confinement, but said he was very “sorry” about having to give up travel, according to what was communicated by Clarence House, the headquarters of the heir to the throne. He was back in full swing this week, accompanied by his sister Anna to a reception at St James’s Palace for the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for higher and further education.
At the beginning of February – in the midst of the fourth wave of Covid – also the Queen Margrethe of Denmark she tested positive for Covid and canceled her traditional start-of-year holiday in Norway. The news had generated apprehension at court, given the age of the queen (81 years old: in January she crossed the mark of 50 years of reign, a milestone that makes her together with Queen Elizabeth who reached her 70 years on the throne, two marathon runners of the crown). The sovereign on the Danish throne was therefore forced by the pandemic to remain armored in the palace of Amalienborg, in Copenhagen. With the solemn celebrations for her Golden Jubilee postponed to the summer.
She had already been to Denmark on Christmas Eve the future queen consort, Princess Mary, is infected by Covid (the Australian commoner wife of Crown Prince Frederick). Result: holidays in isolation for the princess who celebrated her 50th birthday on February 5th.
News related to Carlo and Margrethe they had arrived just as Europe, including the United Kingdom and Denmark, was working to relax restrictions and gradually return to normal. THE
In the meantime, Spain at the beginning of 2022 was a result also positive King Felipe VI, the 54 year old son of Juan Carlos. Both Felipe and Margrethe were vaccinated, and both symptoms were mild.
In the first pandemic wave of 2020, the infections in the Court had immediately sparked concern. With re Harald of Norway (85 years old) who had immediately suspended all public commitments in spring 2020 for precautionary reasons, while also in Stockholm he was feared for Princess Estelle heir after Victoria to the throne of Sweden, for infections in her school. And while the Savoy family had postponed the debut of the heir Vittoria di Savoia scheduled for Saturday 14 March 2020 in Altacomba. Now, the new and hopefully last wave of the pandemic is sowing apprehension again. Especially for Elisabetta, sovereign of records who has already beaten Queen Victoria, reaching her 70 years of reign on 6 February. But that she has a busy 2022 ahead of her for the celebrations of her Platinum Jubilee.