|Princess Claire of Belgium|
In a recent interview, Prince Laurent of Belgium gave an update about the goings-on in his family. “We do not know how, but the coronavirus has entered our household,” the prince said in an interview published on 6 May, Wednesday, in Le Soir Mag. “For weeks now, we have hardly gone out—only to shop and for recreation.” The next day it was revealed that Laurent's wife Claire was the family member who had been touched by the virus.
Princess Claire was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in March. For six months, the princess has been dealing with an undisclosed grave illness, which still lingers and was detected at an early stage. Princess Claire did not require hospitalisation for COVID-19 and was able to recover at home.
Prince Laurent, Princess Claire, and their three children have been sheltering-in-place at the Villa Clementine at Tervuren. Laurent of Belgium and Claire Coombs married in 2003; the couple's children are Princess Louise (b.2004) and the twins, Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric (b.2005).