38-year-old Japanese Princess Yoko is hospitalized with COVID-19.

38-year-old Japanese Princess Yoko is hospitalized with COVID-19.

Japan’s Princess Yoko has been hospitalized with pneumonia after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 38-year-old royal, the youngest daughter of the late Prince Mikasa Tomohito and Princess Nobuko, complained of a sore throat early last week before testing positive for the virus on Tuesday.

Her late father, who died in 2012, was a cousin of Emperor Akihito, and although she does not have royal duties, she does charity work and appears with her family at official events.

According to Town & Country, the royal was treated at the Imperial Palace and then transferred to the University of Tokyo Hospital.

It is not known if the princess was vaccinated against Covid-19. The Imperial Household Agency had previously said it would work with local governments and the Ministry of Health to obtain vaccines, saying, “We will follow government policy and vaccinate them according to their wishes.”

The news comes after many members of the royal family around the world have tested positive for the virus, including Prince Charles, Queen Margrethe of Denmark and King Felipe of Spain.

Japanese Princess Yoko, 38, has been hospitalized with pneumonia after testing positive for Covid-19.

Japanese Princess Yoko, 38, has been hospitalized with pneumonia after testing positive for Covid-19.

In her first and only public appearance this year, the humble Yoko took part in Tokyo's annual Shinnen Shukuga-no Gi, a reception where the highest-ranking members of the imperial court celebrate the New Year in front of dignitaries (pictured).  far right)

In her first and only public appearance this year, the humble Yoko took part in Tokyo’s annual Shinnen Shukuga-no Gi, a reception where the highest-ranking members of the imperial court celebrate the New Year in front of dignitaries (pictured). far right)

The case of Princess Yoko was the first in the Japanese royal family.

The 38-year-old has kept a relatively low profile in recent years and heads Tokyo-based Yuai Jujikai Welfare Corporation.

Meanwhile, she is also the honorary president of the Japan Universal Sound Design Association, a non-profit organization that helps people with hearing loss.

She last appeared in public at the traditional New Year ceremony of the royal family in Tokyo in January.

The royal family member, the youngest daughter of the late Prince Tomohito of Mikasa and Princess Tomohito of Mikasa, complained of a sore throat last week before testing positive for the virus on Tuesday (pictured right, with Prince Hitachi, Princess Akiko of Mikasa , Princess Kako of Akishino, Princess Hanako of Hitachi, in 2020)

The royal family member, the youngest daughter of the late Prince Tomohito of Mikasa and Princess Tomohito of Mikasa, complained of a sore throat last week before testing positive for the virus on Tuesday (pictured right, with Prince Hitachi, Princess Akiko of Mikasa , Princess Kako of Akishino, Princess Hanako of Hitachi, in 2020)

On New Year’s Day, modest Yoko attended Tokyo’s annual Shinnen Shukuga-no Gi, a reception where the highest-ranking members of the imperial court celebrate the New Year in front of distinguished guests.

Participants included Naruhito’s brother, Crown Prince Fumihito Akishino, better known as Prince Akishino, his wife Princess Kiko and their daughter, and Kako, 27. Their other daughter, Mako, 30, left royal life last year when she married her commoner university sweetheart. forcing her to give up her title and duties.

While it is not known if Princess Yoko received her vaccine, last year it was announced that seven other members of the royal family had received the shots.

Honorary Emperor Akihito and Empress Empress Michiko received Covid-19 vaccinations last June, along with Prince Hitachi, 85, his wife Princess Hanako, 80, Princess Nobuko, 66, and Princess Hisako, 67.

Meanwhile, Emperor Naruhito received his first COVID-19 vaccination at the Akasaka Imperial Residence in Tokyo’s Minato District last July, the Imperial Household Agency announced at the time.

It comes days after Buckingham Palace refused to confirm whether the 95-year-old queen tested positive or negative for Covid after it emerged she dated Prince Charles just two days before he tested positive. virus result.

Palace sources insisted she had no symptoms, however they usually show up a few days after close contact with a person infected with Covid and are usually the first to be tested.

The 38-year-old has kept a relatively low profile in recent years and is the head of Tokyo-based Yuai Jujikai Welfare Corporation (pictured in 2019).

The 38-year-old has kept a relatively low profile in recent years and is the head of Tokyo-based Yuai Jujikai Welfare Corporation (pictured in 2019).

Current government guidance says you must isolate for five days after coming into contact with a person infected with Covid, with symptoms usually appearing three to five days after exposure.

However, it is known that the Queen has received triple vaccinations, so she will not need to self-isolate unless she tests positive.

The head of state is believed to have received her first injection in January 2021 and her second injection in March, while sources say she received a booster in October.

This is the second time that Charles, who also suffered a triple stroke, has tested positive for the coronavirus after contracting the disease in March 2020.

The news comes after many members of the royal family around the world have tested positive for the virus, including Prince Charles, Queen Margrethe of Denmark and King Felipe of Spain.

The news comes after many members of the royal family around the world have tested positive for the virus, including Prince Charles, Queen Margrethe of Denmark and King Felipe of Spain.

Insiders insisted that the 73-year-old man tested positive during a test this morning as routine before any public events, suggesting he did not have severe symptoms, but they declined to elaborate on his condition. health.

Meanwhile, the Queen of Denmark and the King of Spain have also tested positive for the coronavirus.

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe, 81, has mild symptoms of COVID-19 and has isolated herself at Copenhagen Palace, where she lives, the palace said.

Denmark's Queen Margrethe (pictured), 81, has mild symptoms of COVID-19 and has isolated herself at Copenhagen Palace, where she lives, the palace said last week.

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe (pictured), 81, has mild symptoms of COVID-19 and has isolated herself at Copenhagen Palace, where she lives, the palace said last week.

The vaccinated Margrethe tested positive for the virus on Tuesday evening and canceled a planned holiday in Norway that was due to start on Wednesday, the royal family said.

Like Margrethe, King Felipe VI of Spain was vaccinated against the coronavirus. The 54-year-old monarch was tested for the virus after he developed “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, his royal house said.

Meanwhile, the Spanish royal family said that King Felipe’s “general health” is fine and he will remain in isolation for seven days in accordance with national health protocols.

Like Margrethe, King Felipe VI of Spain (pictured) was vaccinated against the coronavirus.  The 54-year-old monarch was tested for the virus after he developed

Like Margrethe, King Felipe VI of Spain (pictured) was vaccinated against the coronavirus. The 54-year-old monarch was tested for the virus after he developed “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, his royal house said.

Which members of the royal family have tested positive for Covid-19?

The Queen, Prince Harry, Princess Anne and the Duchesses of Cornwall, Cambridge and Sussex have never publicly shared their positive Covid test results. Of the Queen’s children, grandchildren and their partners, only Prince Charles, Prince William and Sir Timothy Lawrence are believed to have contracted Covid-19.

Prince Charles: March 2020

In 2020, Charles was last seen with the Queen on March 9 before contracting Covid.  He saw her again on March 12 - 24 hours before his doctor said he had become contagious.  Her Majesty was not positive

In 2020, Charles was last seen with the Queen on March 9 before contracting Covid. He saw her again on March 12 – 24 hours before his doctor said he had become contagious. Her Majesty was not positive

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time after he first tested positive in March 2020.

In March 2020, Charles said he had a “mild” form of the illness after he contracted it on the Balmoral estate with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Camille has tested negative and has no symptoms of the virus.

The Queen and Prince Philip, who died in April 2021, left the Scottish estate and headed to Windsor Castle. A royal source said that at the time, Charles’ doctor’s most conservative estimate was that the prince was contagious on March 13 – 24 hours after a “brief” meeting with the Queen.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said: “Her Majesty remains in good health. The Queen is following all appropriate advice regarding her welfare.”

Prince William: April 2020

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wear masks while visiting the Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery on September 15, 2020 in London.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wear masks while visiting the Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery on September 15, 2020 in London.

Prince William was secretly battling the coronavirus in April 2020 – days after his father, Prince Charles contracted it – and had to “struggle to breathe”.

The 39-year-old Duke of Cambridge is believed to have kept his illness a secret so as not to alarm the public, which was then faced with a rising number of daily deaths. News broke that he was battling the virus in November 2020.

He contracted the virus during the darkest days of the pandemic, when the Prince of Wales and Boris Johnson fell ill.

At the time, up to a thousand Britons were dying from Covid-19 every day, and more than 50,000 cases were reported.

The Duke was treated by palace doctors and quarantined at the family home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk. As far as is known, his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, did not become ill or test positive for the virus.

That same month, William continued to work and made 14 phone and video calls, despite sources saying he was shaken by the illness.

Sir Timothy Lawrence

Princess Anne and husband Sir Timothy Lawrence at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in May 2018.  Sir Timothy has contracted Covid-19.

Princess Anne and husband Sir Timothy Lawrence at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Sir Timothy has contracted Covid-19.

Princess Anne’s husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, tested positive for Covid in December 2021, meaning the couple missed Christmas with the Queen.

MailOnline has confirmed that the 66-year-old retired Royal Navy vice admiral was recovering from the virus at the Gatcombe Park estate he shares with the princess royal.

Aides said Anne was also in self-isolation at a Gloucestershire estate, but she had not tested positive.

The insider said: “It’s true, Covid is unfortunately on the estate. Therefore, this means that those in the royal court should temporarily isolate themselves.”

Anna’s daughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall also live on the estate with their three children but are not believed to have contracted the virus.

Peter Phillips, Anna’s son, and his former partner, Autumn Phillips, also live on the estate with their children.

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