Prince Albert of Monaco is now out of self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.
Albert, who had been away from his wife Princess Charlene and their 5-year-old twins for the past two weeks, told People: “Things are okay. I still have a little bit of a cough, but that’s pretty normal, having spoken to a number of other people the cough goes on for a little bit. Otherwise all lights are green.
“I received the clear from doctors on Monday morning,” he added. “But they said, ‘Don’t see your family right away. Wait another 24 hours.’”
Albert, who confirmed his upcoming schedule had been “largely cancelled,” revealed he was going to his country retreat, Roc Agel, Tuesday, where his wife and kids have been staying.
“The house there is big enough that I can isolate. We have an extra bedroom at the end of the hall and the kids are in rooms downstairs,” he said.
The comments come after Albert addressed those rumours Prince Charles caught the coronavirus from him.
The pair were both in attendance at the Water Aid event on March 10 in London. However, Albert, who developed symptoms of the virus after his return from the U.K. before his test came back as positive, insisted he was seated far away from Charles.
Albert said in an interview with RTL Radio: “I was at a roundtable for his foundation, but we never shook hands. I was at the other end of the table, way far away.”
“We nodded hello to one another, so I don’t think I can really be accused of contaminating him,” he added, according to People.
“There were a lot of other people around at the congress centre and I know he continued his schedule afterwards for a number of days,” Albert shared, insisting Charles “had a number of other opportunities to catch it.”
It was revealed earlier this month that Charles had tested positive for COVID-19, but he’s now out of self-isolation.
A statement confirmed the 71-year-old had been “displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home through the last few days as usual.”
It added, “It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”