“Patience, confidence, courage, solidarity”: Prince Albert of Monaco's health update and personal message
The reigning monarch is the second royal to contract the deadly virus, and over the weekend, People Magazine was able to give a look into the Prince’s condition.
The 62-year-old is improving his health slowly and steadily as he continues to work from the confines of his home, under his doctor’s orders.
“A little news. Condition unchanged. Little fever, little cough,” Prince Rainier III, who is the son of Princess Grace of Monaco told People Magazine.
“Vital signs all good. The doctors are satisfied for now.”
Prince Albert, who falls into the category of high-risk coronavirus patients, is undergoing regular temperature checks, and is consistently receiving news on his blood oxygen levels.
An insider to the family has said the king messages, emails and calls ranging from celebrities and politicians to regular everyday people has been touching.
Issuing a statement on his behalf, the Palace said Prince Albert was grateful and “touched by the many expressions of sympathy that have come to him from around the world.”
“His Serene Highness wishes to thank all those who have shown him their support.”
The prince tested anonymously last week in a bid to avoid being treated differently in the healthcare system.
The royal exhibited mild flu-like symptoms and was later confirmed to have the virus by the labs of the hospital named after his late mother, Princess Grace of Monaco.
It is understood Prince Albert is still unsure of where he could've come in contact with the virus.
The royal signed off his official palace statement with a handwritten message of “patience, confidence, courage, solidarity” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are concerns for 71-year-old Prince Charles, who Prince Albert was with just days prior to his diagnosis as both royals attended the WaterAid Summit on March 10.
Thankfully, it is believed Prince Charles did not come into contact with Albert during the event, and he has gone so far as to avoid handshakes during engagements and events since the beginning of March.
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