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COVID-19: Duchess of Cambridge in isolation after contact with someone who has Covid

The Duchess of Cambridge was due to attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral later today to mark the 73rd anniversary of the NHS.

The Duchess of Cambridge is isolating herself after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. “Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all government guidelines and is self-isolating at home,” a Kensington Palace spokesman said.

Duchess of Cambridge in isolation after contact with someone who has Covid

The Duchess of Cambridge was due to attend a service at St Paul’s Cathedral later today to mark the 73rd anniversary of the NHS.

The Duchess of Cambridge attended England’s Euro 2020 match against Germany on Tuesday. And she was then due to host a tea party at Buckingham Palace after the event, but will now have to isolate herself at home for 10 days.

Kate’s last public event was a visit to Wimbledon on Friday when she toured the SW19 sports venue meeting staff in the museum, the centre court kitchen and sitting with former tennis star Tim Henman to watch Jamie Murray play in the doubles.

The Duchess is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and is a tennis fan, but is likely to miss the men’s and women’s finals at the weekend. The duchess, who has received both of her COVID vaccines, follows the royal household’s testing regime and does lateral flow tests twice a week. She also did lateral flow tests before visiting Wimbledon and watching England’s Euro 2020 victory over Germany on Tuesday with William and son Prince George – with both results negative.

Prince William contracted COVID last spring and was able to continue with phone and online engagements while being treated by royal doctors, but was hit “pretty hard” by the virus and at one stage struggled to breathe.

The Prince of Wales also caught the virus around the same time, but had milder symptoms, although he lost his sense of smell and taste for a period. The Duke of Cambridge is still expected to attend the NHS Thanksgiving service and tea afterwards. The couple are joint patrons of NHS Charities Together.

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