The Duchess of Cambridge has been asked to self-isolate for ten days after getting in touch with someone who later tested positive for Covid.
Catherine had been due at a St Paul’s Cathedral service to rejoice the work of the NHS during the pandemic.
After that, she was scheduled to be present at a Buckingham Palace event for NHS staff.
Kensington Palace stated she does not have any symptoms but is “following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home”.
It mentioned that the Duchess last week “came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive”.
Catherine’s last public occurrence was a visit to Wimbledon on Friday when she explored the venue and met staff in its museum and Centre Court kitchen. Also, she sat with the Duke of Kent in the royal box on Centre Court and with the earlier British number one tennis player Tim Henman on Court 14 to watch Jamie Murray play in a men’s doubles match.
The Duchess, who has received both her Covid shots, started self-isolating on Friday after being made aware that afternoon. The PA News Agency states she observes the royal household testing regime by taking lateral flow tests twice a week.
It also reports that she took lateral flow tests before visiting Wimbledon and watching England’s Euro 2020 victory against Germany the previous Tuesday at Wembley with Prince William and Prince George. Both times the results were negative.
Prince William was infected with Covid last spring but could carry on with telephone and online appointments while being treated by royal doctors.