Prince Charles Speaks Out On Most ‘Ghastly’ Part Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales speaks with award winners during the Royal College of Music's Annual Awards Ceremony at Royal College Of Music on March 3, 2020 in London, England.
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Prince Charles spoke out on the most “ghastly” part of the coronavirus pandemic after he experienced symptoms of the virus in late March of this year. The heir to the British monarchy had only mild symptoms when he was diagnosed. In an interview with Sky News via a clip that was posted to its Twitter page, Charles remarked that he empathized with what those afflicted with the virus had endured. He also felt compassion for the families left behind of those who perished. The royal revealed his future plans as an advocate for whatever can be done to halt the spread of the virus in the coming months.

Experiencing the virus firsthand has reportedly made Charles even more determined to work behind the scenes to get things done. He shared he was very lucky to get away with only a mild case. Prince Charles took to Twitter on March 25 to reveal his COVID-19 diagnosis with his followers.

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“Now, more than ever, it is so important that we continue to support each other – so this brings my special gratitude to every Samaritans volunteer for all you have done and are doing. It really does make the most incredible difference to so many lives.” . ⬅️ To mark Volunteers’ Week, The Prince of Wales has shared a message of thanks to @samaritanscharity volunteers for the time they dedicate to supporting others. ???? . Samaritans volunteers make sure there is always someone there for those who need it most. They provide a listening service day and night, 365 days a year. Last year more than 20,000 people volunteered with the Samaritans – thank you for all you have done and are doing, especially during these difficult times. ???? . To watch HRH’s message in full and for more details on the Samaritans’ new support line, follow the link in our bio. . ???? Press Association (2013)

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“I can so understand what other people are going through. I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones but were unable to be with them at the time. That’s, to me, the most ghastly thing,” he stated.

The father of Prince Harry and Prince William also made a strange correlation between healthcare and the protection of our planet from further deterioration. Charles noted during the Sky News interview that the planet should be treated as if it were a patient in need of care. He then remarked that no doctor would have ever let the planet get into such a desperate state without intervening.

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“The reassuring solace, peace and inspiration of a garden, whether it is your own or someone else’s, can now be found to a certain extent through digital means, thanks to this terrific scheme.” . The Prince of Wales has shared a message of congratulations and support to the National Garden Scheme as they adapt to continue their charitable work virtually. ???? . The @nationalgardenscheme was founded in 1927 to raise money for community nurses through the opening of exceptional private gardens across England and Wales. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the gates of 3700 gardens involved in the scheme have been closed for the first time in its history. At a time when nursing and health charities need donations more than ever, the scheme has created virtual garden visits via an online library of gardens from across the UK to allow visitors to enjoy them, without having to leave home. ???????? . HRH became Patron of the National Garden Scheme in 2002, succeeding his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. . ???? Take a wander through the online gardens of the National Garden Scheme and watch HRH’s message in full through the link in our bio. . ???? National Garden Scheme

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Followers of the royal shared their mixed feelings regarding the interview as well as Charles’ subsequent statements regarding the planet in the Twitter thread following the Sky News post.

“Every time he opens his mouth I want an end to the monarchy a bit more once the Queen has gone,” said one Twitter follower of their feelings regarding Charles’ statements.

“As if Charles knows what the average person is going through. Whatever, they are an institution but they don’t live in the real world so I don’t know if I would take his advice on anything, although he did make some good points,” stated a second social media user.

“Climate has nothing to do with pandemics, just saying,” remarked a third fan.

“I wonder why he didn’t address running to Scotland after being tested positive in London,” questioned a fourth follower of the royal who fled to his country home to recover along with wife Camilla Parker Bowles.

Camilla did not contract the virus from her husband of 15 years.

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“I do not doubt that the work will be unglamorous and, at times, challenging. But it is of the utmost importance and, at the height of this global pandemic, you will be making a vital contribution to the National effort.” . The Prince of Wales has shared a message in support of the #PickforBritain campaign, which encourages anyone looking for work during these unprecedented times to consider a job picking fruit and vegetables this summer. A farmer himself, The Prince is Patron or President of many organisations that help preserve rural communities and protect British agriculture. Find out more about the Pick for Britain campaign and how you can get involved through the link in our bio.

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