(SL) – We’re fully aware of the number of high profile athletes and top tier media personalities who will not be attending the 2016 Olympics in Rio due to the imminent Zika virus. Even Kendra Harrison who just broke a 28-year old world record in the 100 meter-hurdles is opting not to go.
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie isn’t going along with Lebron James, South African Golfer Charl Schwartzel and Steph Curry won’t be attending either. Now, it’s being announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not attend.
The virus has devastating results including babies being born with small heads and brain deformities. The decision for Will and Kate along with Prince Harry to pass on the upcoming games comes after Princess Charlene of Monaco decided against attending because of the virus.
The Daily Mail reports, Brazil has assured visitors they have the mosquito-borne virus under control but several big names have pulled out, including golfers Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.
The only members of Britian’s royal family expected to be in Rio is Princess Anne.