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Prince Albert of Monaco's daughter Jazmin Grimaldi breaks down in tears as she reveals she has COVID-19

''I hope I can help at least one person today with this personal testament.''

By Bella Brennan
She may not have an official royal title but Jazmin Grimaldi has proven her natural diplomatic skills after sharing a heartfelt and powerful new video on Instagram this week.
The 28-year-old daughter of Prince Albert of Monaco has revealed she has tested positive to COVID-19, while urging others not to become complacent about the novel virus.
The news comes just months after her father battled with the illness in March.
Taking to her Instagram page, the aspiring singer explained the alarm was raised after she started developing several telltale symptoms including a fever, a sore throat and fatigue.
"I have come to terms with some news today. I was called this morning by the hospital that I got tested at for COVID-19... and I did test positive," Jazmin explained.
"This wasn't a shock to me per se, because for over this past week I have had COVID-19 symptoms," the granddaughter of Grace Kelly continued.
"I have been really cautious. I have been social distancing. I only go out to get the groceries and I always wear a mask and sanitise."
"I have unfortunately seen a lot of people around me who have not been abiding by the rules and that scares me because I think a lot of people are over it," she added.
"I hope I can help at least one person today with this personal testament because over this past week I've fallen really ill."
Jazmin broke down in tears when talking about the friends she has lost to the virus this year. (Image: @jazmingrimaldi/Instagram)
Jazmin, who is currently living in New York City, urged her followers to take the virus seriously.
"We don't know enough and even if we are young and resilient enough to fight it off, I don't wish it on anyone. And we don't know how each of our bodies is going to handle it, so I am a survivor and I'm getting through this and I'm so thankful for that," she mused.
"But I just wanted to share this with you to give you a little bit of a warning and peace of mind, I am here if anyone has any questions."
Later in the heartfelt video, Prince Albert's oldest child teared up when talking about the fact she had lost people close to her from the virus.
"This virus does not discriminate... I have lost friends to this virus, there's been a lot of loss this last year and its been really hard," an emotional Jazmin explained.
"We're all human begins. I know a lot of us will get it. It's scary and I just want everyone, especially in the United States, to take it seriously."
With the United States at the epicentre of the pandemic, Jazmin signed off her post with an important message.
"It will continue to persist if we take proper action now. It's not political, it's about our health," she concluded, while asking her followers to wear a mask, sanitise and practice social distancing.
Jazmin's father Prince Albert of Monaco was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March. (Image: @jazmingrimaldi/Instagram)
Jazmin first rose to fame at the tender age of 14 when her father publicly acknowledged her as his daughter. The pair had previously met behind closed doors in Monaco when she was 11.
Jazmin, whose mother Tamara Rotolo had a three week fling with the Prince during a holiday to the French Riviera in 1991, isn't the only child of Prince Albert.
Albert is also the father to Alexandre Coste, 16, who he welcomed in 2003 after a secret six year relationship with flight attendant Nicole Coste.
Because Jazmin and Alexandre were born out of wedlock, and as Article 10 of the Constitution of Monaco dictates, they cannot be royal nor inherit the throne.
Over the years, Prince Albert and Jazmin have built a strong relationship and the pair are now closer than ever.
"Prayers have been answered and my father has announced he is healed and healthy from the devastating Coronavirus!" (Image: @jazmingrimaldi/Instagram)

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