Prince William To Join Crowds at England Soccer Match Solo As Kate Isolates

Prince William will join crowds cheering on England in a crunch soccer match—days after Kate Middleton began coronavirus isolation due to a confirmed contact.

The Duke of Cambridge will be without his wife when he walks into Wembley Stadium for the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark on Wednesday.

Kate Middleton was required to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, Kensington Palace announced Monday.

It is not clear where the contact took place but she had recently been at Wimbledon on Friday.

And she accompanied son, Prince George, and Prince William to England's last-16 game against Germany at Wembley Stadium, on Tuesday, June 29.

Kate does not have symptoms, according to the Kensington Palace announcement, meaning Prince William is not required to isolate.

However, the decision to go ahead with his attendance at the semi-final shows the family have not been deterred in their public appearances by the mishap.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson said in a statement released to Newsweek: "The Duke of Cambridge, President of The Football Association, will attend the UEFA EURO 2020 Semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 7th July, 2021."

The duke yesterday attended a church service marking 73 years of the NHS at St. Paul's Cathedral, during which senior health chiefs, frontline staff and patients were present.

Kate Middleton was originally supposed to be by his side but had to pull out following the track and trace intervention.

Among them was Matron May Parsons who "administered the first ever Covid-19 jab outside of clinical trials," a palace spokesperson said.

Alongside her was nurse Sam Foster, who gave the first Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

Prince William went on to host an NHS Big Tea garden party at Buckingham Palace, for NHS staff who excelled during the pandemic.

On Monday, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "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."

England's national football team has got the nation excited after winning all but one game so far in the Euro 2020 Championship without conceding a goal.

If they win on Wednesday, they go through to the final, also at London's Wembley Stadium, where they will face either Italy or Spain.

The other semi-final takes place tonight, Tuesday, meaning England will go into their last four match knowing who their opponents would be, should they win.

Last week was busy for the Cambridge's with the football match taking place alongside a visit to Scotland and the unveiling of a statue of Princess Diana for Prince William.

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Prince William at England Soccer Game

Prince William applauds after the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Round of 16 match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on June 29, 2021 in London, England. He attend with son Prince George and wife Kate Middleton, who later had to isolate after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID.
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