Duchess of Cambridge self-isolating and forced to miss Buckingham Palace tea party for NHS workers – Telegraph.co.uk

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The Duchess of Cambridge has been forced into self-isolation after coming into contact with someone who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus, Kensington Palace has said.

She was alerted on Friday afternoon and began isolating immediately.

The Duchess, 39, was at Wimbledon on Friday, although she left earlier than usual, after watching one set of Dan Evans’s match on Centre Court.

She took lateral flow tests before her engagements at the Euros, last Wednesday, and Wimbledon and both were negative, royal aides said. She also followed the rules throughout Wimbledon about when to wear a mask. 

The Duchess has had both vaccinations and is understood to test twice weekly with lateral flow tests as part of the Royal Household testing regime.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “Last week The Duchess of Cambridge came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.

“Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.”


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