Prince Albert Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Monaco royal tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2020 10:34 AM CDT
Prince Albert Tests Positive for Coronavirus
In this Sept.30 2019 file photo, Prince Albert of Monaco leaves the Elysee Palace after a lunch with heads of states and officials, in Paris.   (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

(Newser) – The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has touched the royals. The Palace of Monaco announced Thursday that Prince Albert has tested positive, the AP reports. Albert, the son of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, is the reigning monarch of the French Riviera principality. The palace says there's little concern for the 62-year-old's health and that he plans to work from home at the palace. Some on Twitter were noting that on March 10, Albert attended a charity summit also attended by Britain's Prince Charles. (Read more coronavirus stories.)

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