Prince Charles tests positive for Corona virus

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The Prince of Wales’ office released a statement: “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual . . . The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.” Whilst Prince Albert described his symptoms as “flu-like, but it feels like a pretty mild case. I’ve a slight fever, not really that bad. A little bit of a cough. I’d a runny nose the first few days, that was the first sign. I’ve felt a little stuffed up but that’s it.”

On a happier note King Jigme and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan have celebrated the birth of their second child but also took the moment to remind the nation to be responsible: “While this remains a very happy occasion for the Royal Family and the nation and people of Bhutan, Their Majesties wish to remind all Bhutanese to be mindful, responsible and supportive to each other in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. Their Majesties have everyone whose lives have been affected by this global pandemic in their thoughts and prayers.”

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(Left) The Duke of Cambridge announces a special appeal with the National Emergencies Trust and (right) wearing National Health Service blue Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince George join the first ‘Clap For Our Carers’ to show the nation’s gratitude to NHS workers.

In the UK the Duke of Edinburgh was taken by helicopter from the Sandringham Estate to Windsor Castle, joining the Queen who had started her Easter break, a week earlier than planned as a “sensible precaution.” The couple had not been together since February and both are in the vulnerable category due to their advanced ages, both being in their nineties. As part of the national response to the pandemic Her Majesty issued a statement: “I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal. We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals – today and in the coming days, weeks and months. Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.”

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall join the ‘Clap For Our Carers’ movement

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall join the ‘Clap For Our Carers’ movement