Kate Middleton Is Self-Isolating After Coming In Contact With COVID-19. Here's What We Know

The royal family has been outspoken throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the family, including Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, have all been doing their part to raise awareness, follow guidelines, and get vaccinated over the past year (via HELLO!). However, it hasn't been easy. William himself even tested positive for the virus in April 2020, per BBC. Just one month later, Middleton spoke out about the trials and tribulations of living through a global pandemic.

"It's really hard. We hadn't done a huge amount of FaceTime and face calls, and things like that, but obviously, we're doing that a lot more now, and actually it's been really great. We try and check in daily with family members and speak to them about news and things like that, and in some ways, I suppose we've got a lot more face time than perhaps we would have done before, but it is difficult," the Duchess of Cambridge said (via Harper's Bazaar), adding it's been tough on her children as well.

Kate also touched on the heartbreaking and heartwarming images the pandemic has given us. "We've all been struck by some of the incredible images we've seen which have given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people across the country. Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic and other uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support those more vulnerable," said Kate in a statement. Now, Kate is doing her part again after being exposed to the virus.

Kate's in quarantine after Covid exposure

According to The Sun, Kate Middleton is currently self-isolating after she was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted at some big events such as Wimbledon last week. Kate is reportedly feeling fine and experiencing no symptoms of the virus. However, she is quarantining away from her family following the exposure. "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," a palace spokesperson said of the situation.

Sadly, this means that Kate will be missing out on some scheduled events such as the 73rd anniversary of the NHS, which was supposed to attend with her husband Prince William on Monday. She was also supposed to head to Wembley with William and their son George on Tuesday for the England vs. Germany game. However, she will now have to remain in isolation for 10 days. Thankfully, the Duchess has been vaccinated for COVID-19, which will add a layer of protection following her exposure. Although the exposure has seemed to ruin some of Kate's big plans for the next few days, fans are happy that she's currently feeling well and taking the necessary precautions to keep others safe.