When Prince Harry was informed his father Prince Charles has coronavirus, he “took the news very badly,” a source exclusively tells In Touch on Wednesday, March 25. He even got “emotional” while talking with him on the phone.

“As soon as Charles got the test results back he immediately called Harry and William to tell them,” the insider says. “Despite their ups and downs, Harry loves his dad. Hearing that he’s sick with a potentially life-threatening illness is a huge wake-up call, and he feels guilty about not being closer to home right now.” Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, announced they’d be stepping away from their royal duties earlier this year, and subsequently moved to Canada to raise their son, Archie.

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Although Harry is disappointed he can’t be by his father’s side, “Charles tried to put Harry’s mind at ease by telling him that there’s nothing he can do [because Charles is in self-isolation].” While the 71-year-old “promised him he has nothing to worry about” the father of one is “still feeling anxious.”

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” the Clarence House office announced on Wednesday, March 25. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”

The statement continued, “The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.”

As for how Charles contracted the disease, the Clarence House office said it’s hard to know for sure.“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”

Following the prince’s admission, Buckingham Palace released a statement on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, stating, “Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare. We will not be commenting further.”

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