Princess Anne’s Husband Is Self-Isolating After COVID-19 Diagnosis


Staying secure. Princess Anne’s husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, has examined optimistic for the coronavirus days earlier than the royal household was set to have a good time Christmas.

The army veteran, 66, has been self-isolating alongside his spouse, 71, amid his latest optimistic COVID-19 take a look at, in response to multiple reports.

As the couple — who wed in 1992 — quarantine collectively, the studies point out that they are going to doubtless skip visiting with the Princess Royal’s mom, Queen Elizabeth II, on Christmas.

Sir Timothy Laurence.

News of Laurence’s sickness got here days after Us Weekly confirmed that the reigning monarch, 95, wouldn’t journey to her nation property, Sandringham House, and as a substitute spend the festive holidays at Windsor Castle for the second year in a row. The sovereign had beforehand canceled her annual Christmas celebration and household luncheon one week earlier following rising spikes of COVID-19.

“I understand from sources that there could be a Christmas at Windsor this year, if things change,” royal knowledgeable Kerene Barefield completely instructed Us on Monday, December 20. “So, I think close aides are kind of looking at an alternative Christmas and how that would look at Windsor instead of everyone going to Sandringham. … During that weekend, I know that the queen didn’t go to church at Windsor, which she normally would’ve done, just because she’s just trying to keep everyone safe for Christmas Day just in case things can go ahead.”

Barefield, for her half, even famous that these new plans may imply the sovereign’s household might not be capable to have a good time collectively.

“That will be further away from them than if they’re in Sandringham, [which is] just a stone’s throw [away from their Norfolk residence],” Barefield speculated whether or not Prince William, Duchess Kate and their three youngsters — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — would be capable to attend. “So yeah, they may not [attend], if it’s at Windsor.”

While the preliminary Sandringham plan allotted for plenty of her youngsters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to attend her festive gathering, at Windsor, the visitor checklist can be smaller amid the pandemic.

“What I understand from sources is that she won’t be spending alone, but it might be just slimmed down even further than what we talked about,” Barefield instructed Us.

Last year, the queen canceled the Sandringham festivities amid the pandemic. Instead, she and husband Prince Philip — who died in April at age 99 — stayed at Windsor Castle the place that they had been isolating throughout England’s lockdown.

“Having considered all the appropriate advice, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson beforehand confirmed on the time.

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