Have you ever wondered what royal ladies wear at home? We got a small insight into the Countess of Wessex's off-duty wardrobe on Thursday evening, when the royal stepped out with her family to applaud our NHS workers along with the rest of the nation. Appearing with husband Prince Edward and children Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, Sophie wore a more casual outfit than we're used to - a pair of jeans and a blue zip-up jumper.Loading the player... Watch the Wessex family clap for the NHSDoesn't the royal look beautiful in that bold blue shade? We certainly think so, and would love to see her wearing it again. She wore her hair back in a loose ponytail, along with minimal hoop earrings and her Apple watch, which she loves to wear with different colourful straps. MORE: The Meghan effect! Duchess sparks huge boom in this elegant jewellery trendAppearing together in a short clip on the Royal Family's Instagram page, the Wessex clan thanked the National Health Service staff who are caring for those suffering from coronavirus. Prince Edward said to the camera: "So from all of us, just a huge thank you to so many of you working on the front line. We really appreciate it. Keep up the fantastic work." The family then joined together to clap in support of the NHS.The Wessex family at ChristmasOther members of the British royal family joined in the applause, too - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared an adorable video of their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis clapping, while the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall also shared a video from their Scottish home Birkhall. MORE: Kate Middleton's bargain Sézane belt is back in stock - but not for longRoyal fashion fans have been thrilled to see their favourite ladies in their casualwear, and Duchess Camilla also proved she dresses just as elegantly at home in a chic jumper and blouse. Meanwhile, some noticed that Princess Charlotte and her mum Kate are sweetly dressing alike, as Charlotte sported a classic Breton striped top, just like the Duchess has in the past.
A member of the Bourbon-Parma royal family has died after contracting COVID-19. Princess Maria Teresa passed away in Paris at the age of 86, with the announcement made by her nephew, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma. Princess Maria Teresa was born in 1933 to parents, Prince Xavier and Madeleine de Bourbon, who had six children in total. She died without marrying or bearing children of her own, but is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, including Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Princess Margarita, Prince Jaime and Princess Maria-Caroline.READ: Prince Charles and Camilla clap NHS workers from separate self-isolationPrincess Maria Teresa and her brotherThe coronavirus pandemic has affected thousands of people across the globe, including royalty. Prince Albert of Monaco, 62, was confirmed to be the first head of state to have tested positive for the virus, while the Prince of Wales, 71, was also confirmed to have coronavirus this week after displaying "mild symptoms."Prince Albert addressed rumours that he may have caused Prince Charles' positive coronavirus diagnosis after they both contracted COVID-19 just two weeks after they met at a Water Aid event in London. Speaking to RTL radio on Thursday, the Monaco royal spoke about the speculation that one of the royals may have affected the other at the meeting on 10 March."I was at a roundtable for his foundation, but we never shook hands. I was at the other end of the table, way far away," he said. "We nodded hello to one another, so I don't think I can really be accused of contaminating him."MORE: The Queen shares video from Windsor Castle isolation as workers clap NHS heroesThe Princess with familyPrince Albert continued: "There were a lot of other people around at the congress centre and I know he continued his schedule afterwards for a number of days." He added that Prince Charles "had a number of other opportunities to catch it".The Prince of Wales carried out a high number of engagements that week, including the Prince's Trust Awards and a dinner for the Australian Bushfire Appeal. He is currently self-isolating at his Scottish home, Birkhall, with wife Camilla (whose test came back negative) and aides said that he has been working at his desk.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
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Buckingham Palace has issued an update on the Queen's health after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. A spokesperson said: "Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the Prime Minister on the 11 March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare."Mr Johnson, 55, announced the news via his Twitter account, revealing that he has mild symptoms and is self-isolating. He added that he will continue to work from home in a bid to fight the widespread virus.READ: The Queen shares video from Windsor Castle isolation as workers clap NHS heroesLoading the player... WATCH: Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirusAccording to the court circular, the 93-year-old monarch had her weekly audience with the PM at Buckingham Palace on 11 March. The Queen left London on 19 March to begin her Easter break at Windsor Castle early as a "sensible precaution." Her Majesty's last two meetings with Mr Johnson have taken place over the telephone and the royal family released a photo of the pair as they spoke from Windsor and Downing Street.The Queen's son, the Prince of Wales, 71, was confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. Charles is currently self-isolating at his Scottish home, Birkhall, with wife Camilla, whose test came back negative. Clarence House said on Thursday that the Prince had been working from his desk and later released a video of Charles and Camilla clapping NHS workers from separate rooms.MORE: Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma dies of coronavirusThe Queen conducted her weekly meeting with Boris by telephone on WednesdayAfter confirmation that the heir-to-the-throne had contracted COVID-19, Buckingham Palace said: "Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12 March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare."The royal family released footage of the Queen's staff at Windsor Castle showing their support for NHS workers by clapping and playing music, on Thursday night.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.