'Overly cautious' Meghan orders staff to leave shoes, coats outside after Charles tests positive for COVID-19
Meghan Markle has upped the ante when it comes to taking every possible precaution against the novel coronavirus after Princes Charles tested positive, a close friend of the royal has revealed.
Charles, 71, is in self-isolation at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, when the illness was confirmed, though royal spokespeople have been quick assure the public that the Prince of Wales is in good health.
That has done little to assuage Meghan's fears, with the Duchess of Sussex reportedly being extra careful at their family's waterfront Vancouver Island mansion where staffers were already being made to wear latex gloves.
"Meghan said hearing the news of Prince Charles has put everyone on edge," an insider told the Daily Mail. "She said she is worried about her own health and Harry's health because she doesn't want to pass anything onto Archie."
"Meghan said she would rather be overly cautious than not," the insider added.
Following Charles' coronavirus diagnosis, anyone who runs errands for the Sussexes is being made to follow a series of precautions, including wearing a face mask at all times.
"Any staff member who goes outdoors to run errands has to leave their shoes in a designated area outside, along with coats or jackets," the insider shared. "All produce must be washed with soap and water, and absolutely no boxes are to be brought inside the house."
"Whatever they order is opened outside, wiped down and then brought into the main quarters. Also, staff members who have been out and about running errands are to wear face masks at all times."
The insider said, as much as Meghan wants herself and the rest of her family tested for the novel coronavirus, she was holding back because none of them were showing any symptoms currently.
"Meghan said taking a [coronavirus] test would be reassuring, but since they don't have any symptoms, they will just continue taking extra care of their health with heavy doses of Vitamin C, along with other supplements that help strengthen the immune system," they said.
Meghan has also reportedly shared with her inner circle that Harry is "stressed out and wishes he could do more," especially regarding his father, and that she was trying to "keep his spirits up with long walks."
"Meghan said Harry's been in touch with his dad," the insider revealed. "Of course, he's frustrated. She said they both are frustrated because they are doers and want to do so much more to help."
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) had previously reported that Meghan had forbidden Harry from visiting his father, Prince Charles, over concerns that he could become infected himself. The last time he was seen in public with the Prince of Wales was at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London earlier this month.
But that doesn't mean that he has not been in touch with his father, with sources stating the coronavirus pandemic had brought the royal family closer together again.
"Meghan told her inner circle of friends that Harry has been communicating with Prince William and the Queen on a pretty consistent basis," the source said. "She said this world crisis has actually brought them all closer together, especially Harry and his brother. Harry has made it very clear to them that he will do whatever he can to help from Canada. Meghan said they are grateful, especially Harry, that they could spend time with his family before all this insanity began."