Soon after the news of Prince of Wales Charles having contacted coronavirus hit the headlines, netizens started claiming that Prince of Wales contracted COVID-19 because of Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor.
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NewsMobile fact-checked the above posts and found the claim to be FAKE.
We simple put the viral image through 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 second image, where Kapoor can be seen shaking hands with Prince Charles, was taken in 2018.
According to reports, She was invited to the palace for a grand gala organised by the royal family to mark the 10th anniversary of the British Asian Trust.
Honoured to perform with @naughtyboymusic at the #BuckinghamPalace in #London celebrating the 10th anniversary of a fantastic #charity started by HRH The Prince of Wales. The @thebritishasiantrust is transforming lives across #India & other parts of #SouthAsia! #10YearsofChange pic.twitter.com/PBMNOrCeLQ
— kanika kapoor (@TheKanikakapoor) February 7, 2018
Kanika had tested positive for the novel coronavirus post her return from the United Kingdom. She is currently admitted at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow where she tested positive for Covid-19 for the third time.
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