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Prince William Lands in Hot Water for Joking About Coronavirus

On his tour to Ireland the Prince met public health workers and uttered outrageous remarks

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Looks like the troubles for the royal family are far from over as in the recent turn of events the golden boy, second in line to the throne, Prince William has drawn media and people’s ire with his not-much-thought-over remarks on Coronavirus.

On his three-day visit to Ireland, the Prince while meeting emergency health workers at a reception in Dublin made a few comments (jokes) on the epidemic that has also effected 85 people of his own country. The comments, of course, did not go down well with the people who called out the Duke of Cambridge for his insensitive remarks.

“I bet everyone’s like ‘I’ve got coronavirus, I’m dying,’ and you’re like ‘no, you’ve just got a cough,” William is heard saying to a paramedic in a video from the event.

He then said, “It does seem quite dramatic about coronavirus at the moment. Is it being a little hyped up, do you think, by the media?” while undermining the gravity of the situation.

At one occasion, William quipped rather jokingly, “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, widely circulated on social media, is being dubbed as another insensitive act by the Duke of Cambridge and is being connected to his wife’s scandal of laughing off at a homeless shelter earlier. The couple has drawn quite a lot of media ire for the latest controversy as the UK is among the countries threatened by the Coronavirus outbreak.



the authorAisha Arshad

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