Not even the royals are safe from this thing. Joining the latest headline-making names who've contracted the coronavirus is Prince Charles. His office announced the news on Wednesday, saying that the 71-year-old heir to the British throne has "mild" symptoms and is currently self-isolating at his home on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland. His wife, Camilla, has tested negative.
According to Page Six, Charles phoned up his sons William and Harry immediately after the diagnosis. The last time they apparently all saw each other, and the Queen, was March 9th, at a Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey. Sources told Reuters that the earliest Charles would have been infected was March 13th, so, hopefully, everyone else is safe. But they're not all holed up together at Buckingham Palace (although we're sure that would be plenty manageable).
The Queen and Prince Philip have relocated from Buckingham to Windsor Castle in Berkshire, certainly an appropriate enough fortress to protect them from the pandemic.
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Prince William and Duchess Kate have also fled London, opting to hide out at Anmer Hall, their Georgian country home in Norfolk, gifted to them by the Queen back when they got married.
Meanwhile, Harry, Meghan, and their son, Archie, who've peaced out of the U.K., are hunkering down inside the $14 million mansion they've been renting from a mystery millionaire on Vancouver Island in Canada. Boasting over 10,000 square feet of living space along with plenty of features to keep them busy, including a pizza oven, a game room, and a wine tasting room, the spread definitely isn't one to complain about.