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Princess Michael of Kent, 76, ill with blood clots after COVID battle

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Princess Michael of Kent is reportedly suffering with blood clots after a battle with COVID-19.

The 76-year-old royal, who is married to the Queen's cousin, was diagnosed with the virus at the end of 2020 after she was left feeling 'extreme fatigue and terrible fevers'.

Her spokesperson has now confirmed that the princess is ill with blood clots, and has reportedly been recovering at home over the last few weeks.

A source told The Sun: “The princess has been unwell and has sought medical attention. It has been a worrying time for those around her.

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“It has been difficult for those close to her to see her suffering. She’s really been through it.”

Princess Michael lives at Kensington Palace, near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and self-isolated with her husband at the time of her COVID infection.

At the end of November Princess Michael of Kent was said to be “on the mend” after contracting coronavirus which left her with extreme fatigue and fevers.

Her spokesman Simon Astaire said at the time she came down with the COVID-19 disease at the end of October.

The princess is understood to have had bad lungs as a child making her more susceptible to the disease. She suffered severe symptoms.

She had been in virtual isolation since the beginning of the pandemic but is believed to have contracted the virus from her housekeeper.

The princess remained at home throughout and did not need oxygen.

Mr Astaire said in November: “The princess is on the mend. She got it three weeks ago but she’s getting better. She’s over the worst.

“She suffered extreme fatigue and had regular fevers.”

He added: “I spoke to her today and she sounded much better.”

The princess’s housekeeper, who isolated after she developed mild symptoms, recovered.

Prince Michael isolated for 14 days and tested negative for the disease.

The Prince of Wales contracted coronavirus last March but had mild symptoms, while the Duke of Cambridge secretly battled the disease in April 2020.

Prince Michael of Kent also self-isolated for 14 days but tested negative

Princess Michael, who has been dubbed “Princess Pushy” by the press, has made headlines over the years for her outspoken comments.

In 2017 she apologised after wearing a brooch which was deemed racist.

She was photographed wearing the piece of jewellery – which was reported to be a blackamoor brooch – as she arrived for a Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

The gathering was attended by Prince Harry’s then fiancee Meghan Markle who became the first mixed race woman in modern history to marry a British senior royal.

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