Prince Albert does not want to be accused of infecting Prince Charles with coronavirus

Prince Albert speaks out on speculation he infected Prince Charles with coronavirus

The royals both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a summit together

Ever since Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19, royal fans have been speculating whether the 71-year-old future King contracted the novel coronavirus from Prince Albert. The Monaco royal revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus a little over a week after he attended a summit with Princes Harry and William’s father. Albert addressed speculation that he infected the Prince of Wales during an interview with RTL radio on Thursday. "I was at a roundtable for his foundation, but we never shook hands. I was at the other end of the table, way far away," Princess Charlene’s husband said. "We nodded hello to one another, so I don't think I can really be accused of contaminating him."

Albert and Charles attended a summit in London on March 10©Getty Images
Albert and Charles attended a summit in London on March 10

Albert and Charles attended the WaterAid's Water and Climate summit on March 10 in London. Queen Elizabeth’s son, who has been president of WaterAid UK since 1991, was on hand to discuss the impacts of climate change on access to drinking water. Nine days later, the Prince’s Palace announced that Prince Albert had tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement the palace said that Albert’s “state of health is not a source of concern” and that he is being “closely” looked after by his attending physician and specialists from the Princess Grace Hospital.

When asked by People magazine how he could have contracted COVID-19, Albert replied, “Ask one of my cabinet members. It could have been from a number of other people. For weeks now I’ve tried to be cautious, using hand sanitizers and all that, but you never know.” “I could’ve caught it talking to someone from less than three or even four feet away,” he added. “And it could have happened at any point in the last 10 days or so. You never know.”

Clarence House announced on March 25 that Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus. At the time, the palace said that Prince George’s grandfather “has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health.” Charles is currently “self-isolating at home in Scotland” with his wife Camilla, who tested negative for COVID-19. In the statement, Clarence House noted, "It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."