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Prince Albert of Monaco Talks about His Positive COVID-19 Test

Olawale Ogunjimi
Mar 20, 2020
10:08 A.M.
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Prince Albert II of Monaco recently tested positive to COVID-19 disease and has come out to say that the virus does not respect any age.


The World Health Organization has named the COVID-19 a pandemic virus, and it has caused a lot of scares worldwide.

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


Various celebrities, sports stars, and even world leaders have also contracted the disease. Health organizations have asked that everyone maintain strict hygiene and social distancing to curb the continuous spread of the disease. 

The Prince of Monaco was tested anonymously at the Monaco Princess Grace Center and was discovered to be a carrier of the disease. 

Albert II Prince of Monaco waving during his meeting at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium on February 19, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


The 61-year-old said that the first symptoms he witnessed were a raspy throat and runny nose. He also said the virus could affect anybody irrespective of age. According to him:

"I have been careful because of my recent medical history...there's a lot of cases of people younger than 60 contracting can hit anybody of any age."

Albert II Prince of Monaco at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France on September 30, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


The father of two revealed that he wasn't sure where exactly he contracted the disease. Prince Albert explained that it might have been during a not so distant conversation which he shared with members of his cabinet during the week.

His kids and wife, Princess Charlene, are away in their country house at Roc Agel.

Albert II Prince of Monaco delivering a speech during the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 ceremony on November 24, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


As a means to curb the spread, he is being quarantined in the confines of his palace in France. The Royal estimated to be richer than the Queen of England, also told the news outlet that his recent outing was to London, during a "WaterAid" charity championed by the Prince of Wales. 

His kids and wife, Princess Charlene, are away in their country house at Roc Agel. The only means of communication between them is social media. In his words:

"I can't move much or too soon. But as soon as I get the medical go ahead, I'll join them there."

Albert II Prince of Monaco looks on during the UEFA Champions League match at Stade Louis II in Fontvieille, Monaco on October 17, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


Apart from his family, his workers and friends have maintained a rather distant space during their time in the palace. For Prince Albert, adhering to the safety measures can work the magic, but it will take a while before the virus is gotten rid of from the world.

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!