Prince Andrew was positive on COVID-19 and will miss it Queen Elizabeth IIJubilee Thanksgiving Service.
“After routine testing, the Duke was positive on Covid and will regret not attend tomorrow’s service,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said on Thursday, June 2. Thanksgiving service in honor of the Queen’s reign will be held in St. Paul on Friday, June 3rd.
Andrew is not the first member of the royal family to develop COVID – and the Queen herself was positive for the virus in February. The source said exclusively Us Weekly at a time when the 96-year-old monarch had solved the disease “without any noise”.
“She has shown extraordinary courage and is grateful for all the love and support she has received, and as long as she feels capable of doing so she will continue to do so. [do]”, Said the insider. “It is typical for her selfless character and everyone is just delighted with her determination and courage. She is truly unique and an example to everyone around her. ”
Prince Charles, who was already infected with the virus in March 2020, was positive again in February. The heir talked to him Sky News June 2020. about his first attack of the disease.
“I was lucky, in my case, and I got away with it. I had it and I can still understand what other people are going through, ”he said. “I feel special for those, for example, who lost their loved ones, but could not be with them at that time. That, for me, is the scariest thing. But to prevent this from happening to so many people, I am determined to find a way out of this. ”
Prince William he also contracted COVID in March 2020. The source said Us at a time when the Duke of Cambridge “learned first hand how terrible this virus is and how seriously it should be taken”.
Although the Duke of York will not attend the Thanksgiving service on Friday, Elizabeth will be joined by other members of her family, including Prince Harry i Meghan Markle. Harry and Meghan, who retired as senior members of the royal family in 2020, watched the traditional Trooping the Color parade on Thursday, June 2, from the Office of the Major General. Meanwhile, Queen William, Duchess KateCharles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and other members of the royal family watched from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
In May, a Buckingham Palace spokesman explained why Harry and Megan would be separated from the queen during the parade.
“After careful consideration, the Queen decided that this year’s traditional performance on the Trooping the Color balcony on Thursday, June 2, will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently performing official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” the statement said.
Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee celebrations will continue over the weekend, ending with a platinum jubilee election on Sunday, June 5th.