Football fans and others have been left scratching their heads as to why Prince William was at the England Euro 2020 semi-final match last night (Wednesday, July 7).
His wife Kate Middleton was alerted that she’d been in contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus which meant she had to self-isolate at home.
But no rules have been broken reports Devon Live as The Duchess of Cambridge does not have symptoms.
This means Prince William can be out and about as he chooses and can attend football matches.
According to the guidance, only the person contact traced needs to self-isolate, meaning other members of the household can continue with day-to-day activities.
He has also been previously spotted at earlier England games, along with his wife and son, Prince George.
Kensington Palace said in a statement: “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.”
The Royal couple were meant to be attending a multitude of events together including the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in honour of the nation’s health service.
But now Kate has to self isolate for ten days.
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She was last seen at Wimbledon on Friday (July 2) to watch Jamie Murray play in the doubles.
She toured the venue, met with staff and sat with Tim Henman (former tennis star).
Following begin contract traced, it is likely the tennis fan will miss the men’s and woman’s finals this weekend.
Prince William was ‘hit hard’ with coronavirus symptoms last spring.
William and Kate have reportedly received their first coronavirus vaccinations, with reports of the Duchess receiving her second just five weeks after her first on May 29.
What are the current self-isolation rules?
According to Devon Live, at the time of writing, people only have to self-isolate if they either:
- have Covid symptoms
- test positive for Covid
- someone you live with has symptoms or tests positive
- someone in your childcare or support bubble has symptoms and you’ve been in close contact with them since their symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started
- someone in your childcare or support bubble tested positive and you’ve been in close contact with them since they had the test or in the 48 hours before their test
- you’ve been told you’ve been in contact with someone who tested positive
you have arrived in England from abroad from a country on the amber or red list
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