“Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home,” the palace said.
Anyone who comes in contact with a coronavirus-positive individual must “self-isolate for 10 full days following your contact with that person,” per United Kingdom law.
Kate attended the Wimbledon tennis championships on Friday and England’s national soccer team’s European Championship match against Germany at London’s Wembley Stadium with her husband, Prince William, and their son, Prince George, on June 29. William is not required to self-isolate.
Kate will now miss this weekend’s Wimbledon finals and a celebration marking the 73rd anniversary of Britain’s National Health Service.
She received her first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in May, saying she was “hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout.”
William contracted COVID-19 last year but kept the news secret to avoid worrying anyone, he said. William’s father, Prince Charles, was also infected around the same time.