A video of the Duke of Cambridge Prince William joking about coronavirus has gone viral on social media after his father Prince Charles has been tested positive for COVID-19.
In the March 3, 2020 video, Prince William joked about the deadly coronavirus outbreak while he was on a royal visit to Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse in Ireland, say media reports.
In the video, Prince William is seen saying, “I bet everyone’s like: ‘I’ve got coronavirus, I’m dying’ and you’re like ‘no, you’ve just got a cough,’Does it seem quite dramatic about coronavirus at the moment? Is it being a little bit hyped up do you think in the media?”
In a separate video, William was observed as saying: “By the way, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spreading coronavirus, sorry. We’re keeping an eye on that, so do tell us if we need to stop.”
The video which was uploaded on the Royal Family’s YouTube channel on March 4 was widely criticized by the netizens.
Meanwhile, William’s father Prince Charles, who is first in line to the British throne, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
In a statement, Clarence House said the 71-year-old Prince of Wales has been tested positive, but is in good health.
He is the first British royal to test positive for COVID-19.
His wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has also been tested for the disease, but the result came back negative.
The royal couple is now self-isolating at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, sources said.