Prince William has spoken out for the first time about dad Charles’ COVID-19 battle.
- The Duke of Cambridge said he was ‘concerned’ about Prince Charles when he was first diagnosed.
- He added that due to Charles’ age, it made him all the more worried.
- This follows royal news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent an emotional video message to Captain Tom Moore.
Prince William has opened up about dad Charles’ coronavirus battle in his first interview since the diagnosis last month.
The Duke of Cambridge admitted he was worried about Prince Charles – who is 71 – due to his advanced age putting him at risk.
Speaking to BBC, William said, ‘I have to admit, at first I was quite concerned.
‘He fits the profile of somebody, at the age he is at, which is fairly risky.
‘And so I was a little bit worried.’
However, he added, ‘But my father has had many chest infections, colds, things like that over the years, and so I thought to myself, if anybody is going to be able to beat this, it’s going to be him.’
Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus on March 24.
He was tested by NHS staff in Aberdeenshire after suffering from mild symptoms.
Speaking about isolation, Prince Charles said, ‘As we are all learning, this is a strange, frustrating and often distressing experience when the presence of family and friends is no longer possible and the normal structures of life are suddenly removed.’
A few days later, when he officially opened the NHS Nightingale hospital in London via video link, the Prince of Wales further opened up about his illness.
Prince Charles said he was ‘one of the lucky ones’ who only suffered mild symptoms of the virus.