Duchess of Cambridge isolates after coming into contact with someone with COVID-19

The Duchess of Cambridge has gone into isolation and will miss royal duties for 10 days including NHS celebration

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The Duchess of Cambridge has gone into isolation after she came into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. 


The Duchess of Cambridge has come into contact with someone with COVID-19 and subsequently began isolating for 10 days on Friday 2nd July. 

Although the Duchess does not have any symptoms and has received both of her COVID-19 vaccinations. government guidelines state that people who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, should isolate for 10 full days.

Royal Editor, Rebecca English, announced on Twitter "Last week The Duchess of Cambridge came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.

"I understand Kate was alerted on Friday afternoon and began isolating. She regularly undertakes lateral flow tests as part of the Royal Household testing regime and before engagements," said the Royal Editor.

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Kate Middleton has been busy during the last week as she was spotted in attendance at various sporting events. 

On Tuesday 29th June, Kate Middleton was seen supporting England at the Euros match against Germany. The Duchess attended the event with her husband Prince William who is the current President of the FA and their son George whose Euros outfit had royal fans baffled.

The Duchess of Cambridge was also snapped at Wimbldon on Friday 2nd July. The Duchess was seated alongside Joe Wicks and Ian Hewitt in the prestigious Royal Box where she snapped laughing and enjoying the match. It was also at this event that Kate Middleton whipped out rarely-seen accessory at Wimbledon in unusual royal moment.

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Reportedly, Kate Middleton's husband, Prince William, does not need to self-isolate and will continue undertaking socially-distanced engagements, including the NHS Big Tea.

Prince William has already had Covid as he caught the virus last Spring. William was still able to continue his royal duties over the phone and online while he was treated by royal doctors. 

After he caught the virus, Prince William revealed that he had been hit 'pretty hard' and even struggled to breathe at one point.

Prince William will be taking part in another royal engagement as the UK celebrates the NHS's 73rd birthday. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Paul's Cathedral today which will be followed by the NHS Big Tea at the Buckingham Palace gardens.

Kate and William, are both patrons of the charity group, NHS Charities Together and it was expected that Duchess Kate would be attending this event.

Alexandra Heys, Nurse Ward Manager in the Respiratory High Care Unit at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spoke about how much this event means to the NHS staff.

Alexandra said, "The special tea at Buckingham Palace means a lot to NHS staff who have been through so much over the last year and I feel so honoured to be meeting The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today. I know from personal experience that the past year has taken a huge toll on NHS staff who have worked incredibly hard to take care of patients during a challenging time.

“My team at the Respiratory High Care Unit has cared for over 300 very sick Covid patients, all of whom required dedicated around the clock care. All NHS staff have gone above and beyond, providing additional care in difficult circumstances, including connecting isolated and very sick patients with their families in their most challenging moments. We have all been through a lot, so seeing the public get behind the NHS Big Tea on such as massive scale is an immense boost and really makes a difference.”