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Why is Kate self-isolating? Duchess not short of distraction at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace announced yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge is currently undergoing a 10-day quarantine after being possibly exposed to COVID-19. A brief statement by the Palace read: “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”. The Duchess has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

It is understood she normally undergoes a strict regime of testing as a member of the Royal Household and before attending engagements.

Kate was informed about her contact on Friday afternoon and immediately began her quarantine.

As a result, yesterday the Duke of Cambridge had to carry out the planned events celebrating the 73rd year of the NHS alone.

This also means Kate will be forced to miss the Wimbledon final on Sunday, an event the tennis lover attends every year.

However, a source has claimed the Duchess of Cambridge will catch up with Wimbledon by watching the matches on TV.

Noting this will be the second year in a row the Duchess can’t watch the final in person due to COVID, the source told the Sun: “Kate loves tennis.

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