Coronavirus: Dated Photos Of Kanika Kapoor Meeting Prince Charles Surface With False Claim

BOOM found that the images are from 2015 and 2018 respectively, when Kanika Kapoor met Prince Charles on two different occasions

Soon after news of Prince Charles testing positive for Coronavirus broke, photographs of him with Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor started doing the rounds with claims that the latter transmitted the virus to the British royal.

The image shows Prince of Wales interacting with Kanika Kapoor. Netizens shared the image with speculation that the royal infected himself after the brief rendezvous with the singer. Kapoor had tested positive of COVID-19 on March 20.

Another photograph of Prince Charles shaking hands with Kapoor are also doing the rounds with claims that they shook hands, and that is how the former got infected.

The image is viral on Whatsapp as well.


According to reports, Prince Charles displayed mild symptoms of COVID-19 after testing positive. A spokesperson from the Clarence House announced that the royal is "otherwise in good health." He has been isolating with with the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, at Balmoral. A Clarence House statement read, "It is not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

FACT CHECK

BOOM ran a reverse image search and found that the photo of Kapoor interacting with Prince Charles is not recent but from 2015, when the singer met the royals at the Elephant Family charity event, Travels to my Elephants. The event was hosted by Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall in United Kingdom.

The second image, where Kapoor can be seen shaking hands with Prince Charles, was taken in 2018. According to reports, Kapoor was in London for the 10th-anniversary celebration of the British Asian Trust. The event was hosted by Prince Charles. An ambassador of that Trust, she was the only Indian artist to have performed at Buckingham Palace.


Kanika Kapoor is currently undergoing treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.

Updated On: 2020-03-26T14:25:05+05:30
Claim Review :  Prince Charles infected with Coronavirus after meeting singer Kanika Kapoor
Claimed By :  Facebook and Twitter
Fact Check :  False
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