Prince William ‘struggled to breathe’ after ‘testing positive for coronavirus’

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Prince William suffered with coronavirus in April, it has been reported by royal sources.

The 38 year old is reported to have been left "struggling to breathe" but kept his diagnosis a secret as he didn't want to "alarm the nation".

It is believed that he received his diagnosis just days after his 71 year old dad Prince Charles was confirmed to be suffering from the deadly bug.

The Duke of Cambridge was treated by palace doctors and isolated with his wife, Kate Middleton, and their three children; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — who did not contract the illness.

A source said: "William was hit pretty hard by the virus — it really knocked him for six.

"At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked.

"After seeing medics and testing positive — which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is — William was determined it should be business as usual though. He was determined to fulfil his engagements"

The insider continued to tell The Sun Online: "The Queen delivered her 'We Will Meet Again' address, and he just didn't want to worry people.

"He felt there were more important things going on in the country.

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"But as a result of his own experiences, he realises absolutely anyone can catch this awful disease — and knows how imperative it is that we all take this second lockdown seriously."

Kensington Palace is yet to comment on the reports made by the publication.

Reports of William's shock diagnosis came just hours after he championed those on the frontline helping the country to overcome the illness on the Pride of Britain awards.

Amongst the people he and wife Kate met was Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway, whose husband Derek Draper has become the country's longest surviving coronavirus patient still needing support.

Kate, 53, was on hand to introduce them to the NHS representatives for the show.

According to The Mirror, amazed by her strength, Prince William commended the presenter and said: "I think you're amazing to do this as I know you've had such a hard time yourself."

The Duchess went on to ask Kate how she and her family are coping during Derek's battle with the deadly virus.

"I think we are all doing OK but it's very difficult because you can't visit that often and the children haven't got to visit Derek," she told them.

"And I think that's a huge pressure for everyone – mental and physical health."

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