Prince Albert of Monaco ill and without Princess Charlene: another big blow for the prince

Prince Albert of Monaco has tested positive to Covid-19 this Wednesday, April 13, as announced by the Princely Palace in a statement.

The Rock has not been spared by the pandemic. This Wednesday, April 13, the Princely Palace of Monaco announced that Prince Albert has tested positive to Covid-19. However, that the inhabitants reassure themselves, the health of the husband of Charlene of Monaco is not worrying, as it was indicated in a statement. “Asymptomatic, his state of health does not inspire any concern,” we read first. Like anyone positive for the virus, Albert II has isolated himself but still continues to perform his duties. “He is working remotely, in permanent liaison with the members of his cabinet, his government and his close collaborators,” said the Palace, adding that his “period of isolation will be adapted to the health rules in force. A new scare for the prince who can count on the support of his children.

This is not the first time that Albert of Monaco faces the virus. In March 2020, the Princely Palace of Monaco had announced that he had tested positive. As this time, his health condition was not at all worrying and the father of Jacques and Gabrielle had been “closely followed by his doctor and specialists of the Princess Grace Hospital Center”. He had also respected the recommendations put in place by the government and had continued to “work from the office of his private apartments”, while being in “permanent liaison with the members of his cabinet, his government as well as with his closest collaborators”. Following this announcement, Albert of Monaco addressed the Monegasque people and asked them to “respect the containment measures and limit contact with others to a minimum”. Optimistic, Albert II had explained to Monaco-Matin that one should not “give in to panic, nor to psychosis” but remain “vigilant and attentive”. Advice that he will certainly follow to the letter.

Albert of Monaco: is he the first crowned head to have been affected by the virus?

Yet particularly vigilant against the coronavirus, Prince Albert of Monaco has been tested positive for the virus twice. It was on March 19, 2020 that he caught Covid-19 for the first time, making him the first crowned head to be infected. He was followed closely by Prince Charles a few days later. However, he had recovered quickly and his doctors had given reassuring news.

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