The Hush Post | 6:43 pm | One-minute read |
Even as Britain’s Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus, a video of his elder son, Prince William, mocking the COVID-19 disease has gone viral. Though the video is an older one, still it has invited criticism from various quarters. Prince Charles was positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
The video is dated March 3, 2020 and has been doing the rounds of the Internet. It is a cruel reminder to the Royal family and rest of the world that the pandemic perhaps isn’t a media “hype” after all.
“Does it seem quite dramatic about coronavirus at the moment? Is it being a little bit hyped up do you think in the media?”, he had said.
In the video, Prince William can also be heard saying, bet everyone’s like: ‘I’ve got coronavirus, I’m dying’, and you’re like ‘no, you’ve just got a cough’”.
Here's well-known virologist and epidemiologist Prince William saying people are being dramatic about #COVID19 and anxiety has been "hyped up" by the media.
In other news, Prince Charles (first in line to the throne) now has it pic.twitter.com/26oWVkgpes
— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) March 25, 2020
Prince William had made the remarks during his first official tour to Ireland. The Duke of Cambridge had asked the emergency workers if the coronavirus was being given the importance it didn’t deserve. In fact he joked that he and his wife Kate were spreading coronavirus.
“By the way, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spreading coronavirus! Sorry!”, adding, “We’re keeping an eye on that, so do tell us if we need to stop!”
Interestingly, The Royal Family’s YouTube channel had itself uploaded the media clip the following day on March 4.
The three-week snippet once again went viral on social media after Prince Charles was tested positive COVID-19 on Wednesday.