COVID-19-infected Belgian Prince sorry for lockdown party

Brussels, June 1 (IANS) A Belgian Prince who contracted coronavirus after attending a party during lockdown in Spain has apologised and “will accept the consequences”, the media reported.

“I deeply regret my actions,” the BBC quoted Prince Joachim, 28, as saying in a statement on Sunday.

“I apologise for not respecting all quarantine measures during my trip,” his statement said, adding: “In these difficult times I did not want to offend anyone.”

Prince Joachim travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on May 26, but went to a party two days later in the southern city of Cordoba.

Spanish reports suggest the Prince, a nephew of Belgium's King Philippe, was among 27 people at the party.

Cordoba's lockdown rules does not allow more than 15 people at gatherings.

Everyone who attended the party is said to be in quarantine.

Prince Joachim, the youngest son of Princess Astrid and 10th in line to the Belgian throne, is said to have mild coronavirus symptoms.



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