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People: Harry & Meghan Are Following Canadian Government's Advice on Coronavirus Precautions after Recent UK Trip

Olawale Ogunjimi
Mar 19, 2020
12:00 P.M.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who recently moved to Canada, have both now confirmed that they’ll be cooperating with the government’s guidance on the coronavirus pandemic. 


According to news reports from People Magazine, there’s a possibility the soon-to-be ex-Duke of Sussex could have contacted the novel coronavirus.

Meghan and Prince Harry make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Peacehaven, United Kingdom | Photo: Getty Images


The news outlet explained Harry and Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton met up recently, just two days after the latter attended an event with two people who have since tested positive for the virus. 

In a separate report, The Daily Mail confirmed that the Prince and Lewis Hamilton had attended the inauguration of The Silverstone Experience – a museum that showcases the history of British motor racing – in Northamptonshire.


Pictures shared by the news outlet showed the two hugging and walking alongside each other as they chatted. However, just two days earlier, Hamilton also attended the WE Day U.K. charity events in London along with popular actor and DJ Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Canadian government announced that it would be closing its borders to non-residents and non-citizens.


Both Mr. Elba and Mrs. Trudeau have tested positive for the virus, and while Hamilton hasn’t reported a test yet, it is probable that he could have contacted the virus. 

Essentially, this puts the Prince at risk as well. People confirmed, Harry and his wife are now taking precautions set by the government to ensure their safety. 


The couple should be fine, especially since the coronavirus itself isn’t a death sentence. However, like everyone else, it’s always advisable that they take precautions to prevent any further health deterioration. 

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, countries have done their best to mitigate exposure and contain its spread. Earlier this week, the Canadian government announced that it would be closing its borders to non-residents and non-citizens to prevent a further spread.


The government also urged all Canadians abroad to return and take proper precautions to ensure their safety. Coincidentally, the announcement came at around the exact time that the Prince returned to Vancouver to be with his family.

Both him and Meghan have rounded up their final duties as senior members of the royal family, and they are gearing up to begin their life together with their son, Archie. Here’s to hoping they stay safe.  

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!