Wimbledon, the grass-court Grand Slam is a royal tournament, to say the least. It is graced by some top celebrities and members of the royal family every season. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has dilapidated the plans of several players and celebs alike.
Adding one more name to the list, the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was sent into self-isolation after she came into contact with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19 last week.
‘Catherine will be present for the finals’: Kensington Palace
The Duchess was informed of her potential exposure to the virus when she came to pay a visit at the tennis championships on Friday, July 2. However, what comes as a piece of good news is that Kensington Palace has said she’ll be present for the much-awaited men’s and women’s finals at Wimbledon which will be held on July 10 and 11 respectively.
Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Kate will be joined by her husband, Prince William, on Saturday for the highly-awaited ladies singles final between Ashleigh Barty and Karolína Plíšková. However, William will not attend the men’s finals on Sunday.
According to the rules in the U.K, a person who comes in contact with someone who is diagnosed Covid positive has to stay in quarantine for 10 days. The regulations dictate that the person isn’t allowed to leave their residence unless there is an emergency.
The duchess has had both doses of a Covid vaccine and has been tested negative for the virus during her time in quarantine due to which she will be allowed to be a part of the finals.