Prince Charles Reportedly Called William & Harry After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

The British royal family has taken many precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the Queen canceling future events and Princess Beatrice considering postponing her May 2020 wedding to Edoardo "Edo" Mapelli Mozzi. And despite Prince William's controversial joke about spreading the virus, it appears the famous clan is taking this crisis seriously. However, these safeguards didn't prevent Prince Charles, 71, from contracting COVID-19, a diagnosis confirmed by Clarence House on March 25, 2020. The Prince of Wales is reportedly experiencing "mild symptoms," and he "otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual," per Variety. The statement also noted that "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."

Although Prince Charles seems to be doing well, all things considered, his diagnosis is probably concerning for his family members. So it's nice to hear the Prince of Wales reportedly called Prince William and Harry after testing positive for coronavirus.

Prince Charles reportedly checked in with his sons

Prince Charles was reportedly tested for coronavirus on March 23, 2020, and received his positive diagnosis the following day. The Prince of Wales' 72-year-old wife, Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker-Bowles, tested negative for coronavirus and is self-isolating separately. 

As for the royal's two sons, he reportedly last saw them in person on March 9, 2020. Prince Charles possibly became infectious on March 13, 2020, so it's unlikely he passed on the virus to Prince William and Prince Harry. Still, the grandfather of four supposedly called his boys after receiving his test results, although it's not clear what was discussed in the chat, ITV NEWS Royal Editor Chris Ship reported. Ship noted that Prince William is in Norfolk, England, while Prince Harry is in Canada. 

U.K. media correspondent Neil Sean told Fox News that the Duke of Sussex "wanted to return straight away" to England after learning the news but was told by the patriarch "not to travel," assuring his son that "he will be fine." A palace source also alleged to Sean that Prince Harry and Prince William are "now on speaking terms again," and this has "healed the rift that was ongoing." As previously reported, the brothers have been in a feud for the past few years.

Nicki Swift wishes Prince Charles a speedy recovery.

How Prince Charles' sons are staying safe

Although it's unfortunate Prince Charles has the coronavirus, it's assuring to know that his sons are taking preventive measures against the virus. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly quarantined in Canada, with the couple trying to establish a sense of normalcy. Markle, for instance, supposedly spends her time "video chatting" with her friends and has "even exchanged recipes with some of them on how to cook at home," Entertainment Tonight reported. As for the Duke of Sussex, he's staying informed on the latest health updates, as evidenced by the pair's Sussex Royal Instagram account. "For all of us, the best way we can support health workers is to make sure we do not make their job any harder by spreading this disease further," a post from March 24, 2020, reads.

Prince William has raised awareness about the virus, too, visiting National Health Service health care workers to say thanks for their hard work. The Duke of Cambridge also shared a video message for the public, stating, "Whenever and wherever adversity strikes, the people of the U.K. have a unique ability to pull together. The way that local communities support those affected shows the very best of our values and human nature."

Is the Queen safe?

Queen Elizabeth reportedly last saw her son, Prince Charles, on March 12. That's just one day before the Prince of Wales became infectious, although the timing shouldn't be cause for alarm. "Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health," former royal physician Dr. Anna Hemming told Vanity Fair, who noted that the two week-window since the last meeting is "a good buffer."

In the meantime, the Queen — along with other royals — is doing her best to keep busy. "We're thinking outside the box and working out how to do things differently because we might be in this situation for weeks if not months," a source explained to Vanity Fair about the royal family's future plans. "No one wants to sit around doing nothing so we're coming up with other ways to do things. Digital is now the way forward."

Stay healthy, your majesty!