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People: Prince Albert of Monaco Reportedly Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Kareena Koirala
Mar 20, 2020
06:10 A.M.
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Prince Albert of Monaco has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. According to the palace source, the 62-year-old royal who was tested on Monday received the diagnosis reports on Wednesday. 


The world suffers the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak that is said to have been originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and the royals are not safe, either. 

As the royals around the world take preventative measures to avoid the risk of contamination, the first case in a royal has just been confirmed. 



According to a Facebook post by the official page of Prince Albert's palace, the royal has tested positive for corona. According to "PEOPLE," the 62-year-old has been contaminated with the virus, but his health has not been seriously affected yet. 

The official statement urged the people of Monaco to keep their social contacts to the minimum and respect the measures of confinement. 


One of the wealthiest royals in the world, Prince Albert has the head of state of Monaco since 2005. He might have tested positive for corona, but the royal continues to work from his residential office. 

Albert remains in constant contact with his cabinet. Meanwhile, the archduke of Austria, Karl von Habsburg, also tested positive for COVID-19. 

Karl Habsburg-Lothringen attends Funeral Service for Archduke Otto of Austria, who died on July 4,2011, at San Gines Church on September 8, 2011. | Source: Getty Images



The 59-year-old said in a phone interview with the Austrian TV channel "oe24" that he is fine despite the diagnosis. According to him, he first thought he had the flu but when his friend called him to tell him that he has tested positive for the virus, Karl decided to get a test, too. 

Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia also took a test for coronavirus since they were involved in public activities. The Queen had met with the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, who had later been diagnosed with corona. 

King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain pose after their lunch at the Elysee Presidential Palace on March 11, 2020. | Source: Getty Images


The test results revealed that the royals did not have corona. Considering the current situation of uncertainty and panic, royals around the world have canceled their events and travel plans. 

In light of this chaotic situation, Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom has also canceled her garden parties. The royal family's annual Maundy service set to be held at St. George's Chapel on April 9 has also been canceled

Queen Elizabeth smiles May 18, 2002 after presenting a trophy for the "best turned out trooper" to a Household Cavalry soldier at The Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Great Park, England. | Source: Getty Images


It is yet to be confirmed whether the other major royal events including the State Visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the Trooping of the Color, and the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day will be postponed. 

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!