They have a connection to Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.


Royal sources close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say that the Sussexes are "taking government advice" after coming into contact with people who have tested positive. According to People, Harry hugged Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton back on March 6 at the Silverstone Experience Centre. Later, Hamilton appeared at WE Day U.K. charity events in London alongside actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

After Elba and Sophie Trudeau tested positive, many feared for the Sussexes as they connected the dots, but People's source notes that both Harry and Meghan are taking the recommended precautions.

"Like everyone, they are taking government advice, and if and when they are specifically made aware of being in contact with someone who has tested positive they will act accordingly," the source said.

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Elba and Hamilton attended the WE Day festivities on March 4 and Elba later announced his diagnosis on March 16. While none of the members of the royal family have come forward with diagnoses themselves, the palace is taking precautions. People notes that the queen has canceled "all of her palace garden parties" and trips to Cheshire and Camden. Prince Charles and Camilla have also canceled trips to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Cyprus, and Jordan.

The royals have also been (sometimes) exemplary citizens by not shaking hands. Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William all refrained from touching guests at the Commonwealth Service, with Charles opting for "namaste" hands and Harry using an elbow bump to greet his friend singer Craig David.