“I am tied to the result of the swab …”. The presence of Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of England on Monday in London in Westminster Abbey is still uncertain. “I have been affected by Covid and still have not recovered: the swab made today has unfortunately confirmed that I am positive, I have not yet ‘negativized’. Tomorrow morning at 11 I will do it againthe plane reservation is for Sunday afternoon and I really hope with all my heart to be able to leave “, the prince told AdnKronos.
“I have been vaccinated three times and this is the second time that I take Covid: go and understand … – Emanuele Filiberto says annoyed – Fortunately I don’t have a high fever, just a little cough and a slight sore What gives me great sadness is not the disease as such, but having to give up being present at the funeral rite of Elizabeth II to pay her the last homage. appointment at the coronation of Charles III, by then I will surely be cured “.
In case of absence, could any other member of the family represent the House of Savoy? “Frankly, I don’t know; obviously, my father Vittorio Emanuele now has difficulty getting around – replies Emanuele filiberto – I have to consult the Royal House, but we are still waiting for the results of tomorrow’s swab. Not being there, I repeat, would be a great regret for me in such a historic day. It would be a great sadness for me to have to follow the funeral ceremony in front of the TV, even if I would still be there with my heart. I also wrote King Charles a letter a few days ago to express my closeness to him. He is a person which I respect very much and whom I love very much “.
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