Prince Charles has given a message of support to the nation in an article for Country Life magazine, praising the « kindness and concern » across the UK « for those in need ». Charles has been staying at his Scottish residence, Birkhall since lockdown began, and was himself diagnosed with coronavirus in March.
The Prince of Wales has now recovered from COVID-19, and in a statement revealed he was lucky to have had only mild symptoms of the virus.
Now, the heir to the throne has been working from home, opening two coronavirus field hospitals via video link.
Speaking in a pre-recorded video message opening the Dragon’s Heart Hospital at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, Prince Charles said the transformation of the stadium was part of the « immense effort to combat the dreadful threat that we face ».
Charles also praised the way the community had come together and honoured frontline workers who put themselves first « without sorts of reward and without regard for self ».
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Opening the Nightingale Hospital in London, Charles spoke of having coronavirus, and how the new hospital would change lives.
Appearing via video link Charles said: “I was one of the lucky ones to have COVID-19 relatively mildly. But for some it will be a much harder journey.
« I am therefore so relieved that everyone can now have the reassurance that they will receive all the necessary technical care they may need and every chance to return to a normal life. »
Now, the Prince of Wales has written an article for Country Life magazine, detailing how he is keeping himself busy in lockdown.
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One very relatable pastime of the future heir was revealed in the candid piece.
Charles wrote: “We have seen the very best use of technology — allowing us to keep working, but also to keep in touch through virtual parties, games, singing — and some of the funniest videos I have seen for a long time! »
In his article Prince Charles also praised the way people are helping one another during the crisis, saying it was “reassuring to see that adversity is bringing out the very best in people.”
He added: “Beyond the walls of the hospitals, care homes, doctors’ surgeries and pharmacies, we have also seen a heart-warming burgeoning of remarkable kindness and concern for those in need across the country.
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“Younger people shopping for older folk, some making regular telephone calls to those living alone, Church services recorded and emailed to parishioners.”
The Royal Family have been continuing their work from their residences across the country.
They have also been keeping in touch with one another using video chatting apps.
In an interview with the BBC, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge revealed the family had been using Zoom to speak while in lockdown.
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Kate said, speaking to William: « I think your father (Prince Charles) and my parents and our families and things like that have really loved keeping in touch with the children because it’s really hard.
« It gets a bit hectic, I am not going to lie, with a (nearly) two-year-old. »
The Cambridges may be preparing for another round of video chatting on Thursday, as a young royal will be celebrating his birthday.
Prince Louis will turn two on April 23, and will be surrounded by his immediate family at Anmer Hall.
Kate will more than likely be making her youngest son a birthday cake, previously revealing her love of baking.
The Duchess revealed her hobby to TV Chef Mary Berry on a Christmas baking special featuring both herself and Prince William.
Speaking to Mary, Kate said: « I love making the cake.
« It’s become a bit of a tradition that I stay up ’til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it. »
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