This evening, 18 March, Prince Bertrand of Orleans and Bragança addressed Brazilian monarchists with some unfortunate news. Three of his younger brothers have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus): Prince Antônio, Prince Francisco, and Prince Alberto.

Prince Antônio is sixty-nine years-old. Prince Francisco will turn sixty-five next month. Prince Alberto is sixty-two years-old. The brothers are receiving medical treatment. Prince Antônio is in hospital, as his case is a bit more serious. Together with their families, the three siblings live in the State of Rio de Janeiro, which is currently under quarantine due to the global pandemic.

The Brazilian princes would be the second, third, and fourth (known) cases of royals contracting COVID-19. Archduke Karl of Austria, the first royal case, tested positive for the virus last week.

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