The Duchess of Cornwall came out of self-isolation today, and was back at work from Birkhall. Camilla spent time chatting on the phone to an 85-year-old woman who had also been in self isolation, which was described as ‘wonderful’.
The Duchess spoke to Doris Winfield from Rickmansworth, who has spent the last two weeks alone, as she quarantined herself to protect others from a potential case of coronavirus.
As President of the Royal Voluntary Service, Camilla, 72, shared the experience of staying away from loved ones during the pandemic.
“Having a chat with the Duchess of Cornwall meant the world to me. I’ve been incredibly lonely over the last couple of weeks and it was wonderful to talk to her,” Ms Winfield said.
“We talked about life in isolation and shared hobbies, she was very interested in my family and how I was coping without them. It’s really cheered me up!”
Camilla can be seen in a photo in her Scottish office, surrounded by family photos, as well as some of pets.
Prince Charles has come out of isolation and almost recovered 100% from his bout of Covid-19. Yesterday, The Queen gave her national address, assuring people ‘we will meet again’ and that ‘we will succeed’ in the fight against the virus.
Tonight, we have news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now in intensive care as he suffers from coronavirus.
The Duchess of Cornwall also sent a message of thanks from Birkhall to NHS volunteers, who applied in their hundreds of thousands to assist: “As the proud President of the Royal Voluntary Service, I wanted to send my warmest thanks to all the NHS Volunteer Responders who have come forward in unprecedented numbers to offer help to the NHS.”