A Belgian prince who broke lockdown guidelines when he attended a celebration in Spain has been fined €10,400 (£9,322), in accordance with a Spanish authorities official. 

Prince Joachim, 28, who’s the nephew of Belgium’s King Philippe, examined constructive for coronavirus after attending the celebration within the metropolis of Cordoba on 26 Might.

Spain‘s El Pais newspaper reported final month the celebration was attended by 27 folks, though restrictions capped gatherings at a most of 15 folks.

Prince Joachim has apologised

A palace spokesperson couldn’t affirm how many individuals have been on the celebration.

The prince was additionally penalised for failing to quarantine himself for 14 days after arriving within the nation, a authorities official advised Reuters information company.

The 28-year-old – who’s tenth in line to the throne – has admitted breaching quarantine guidelines.

He’s being quarantined in Spain and now has 15 days to reply to the nice.

Spanish police are investigating the celebration.

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Final week, the prince apologised, saying in a press launch despatched out by his lawyer: “I apologise for not respecting all quarantine measures throughout my journey. In these troublesome instances, I didn’t need to offend anybody.

“I deeply remorse my actions and can settle for the implications. Joachim from Belgium.”

Rafaela Valenzuela, the Spanish authorities’s regional envoy in Cordoba, beforehand referred to as the gathering “utterly irresponsible” and stated it may have induced an outbreak of infections.

At one level, Spain had a number of the strictest lockdown guidelines in Europe and was one of many international locations hit worst by the pandemic.

A complete of 27,136 folks have died with coronavirus in Spain, and there have been 242,280 confirmed instances, in accordance with Johns Hopkins College.





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