The Prince of Wales has released a video from Birkhall, thanking the NHS staff who ‘battle heroically’ to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. He has also asked that such vital key workers be given ‘special consideration’ after their amazing work, and sent his thanks and thoughts to others, including supermarket staff.
The Prince, who is now out of self-isolation having contracted and mostly recovered from Covid-19, sits at his desk, surrounded by books and papers.
He speaks of being ‘in no less state of social distance and general isolation’ despite having recovered, which he calls a ‘strange, frustrating and often distressing experience’ that many people share.
“My wife and I are thinking particularly of all those who have lost their loved ones in such very abnormal and difficult circumstances, and of those having to endure sickness isolation and loneliness,” the Royal says.
The Prince, 71, calls the work of NHS staff ‘marvellous’, describing them as being ‘under enormous strain and risk’ because of their task. He asks that, ‘when coming off their exhausting duties, trying to do their shopping, for example’, they are given ‘special consideration’ by others.
With regard to other key workers, like supermarket staff, Charles talks of their ‘toiling as hard as they can’ to keep shelves full, describing them as ‘a further “emergency service”‘.
He signs off asking us to ‘think of better times to come’.
Prince William and Catherine also released a message of support last week, asking Brits to support one another through this difficult time.
Watch the video below: