PRINCE CHARLES, like thousands of people across the country who have followed Government advice, has started working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been claimed.
Prince Charles is one of the hardest-working members of the Royal Family. The Prince of Wales has chosen to postpone his spring royal tour after the Government advised against taking part in mass gathering and travel abroad unless strictly necessary.
As both him and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are over 70, the prince may also soon be asked by the Government to self-isolate for 12 weeks, in a bid to protect the most vulnerable from the deadly virus.
However, Prince Charles doesn’t have the intention to spend the foreseeable future inactive, as a source has revealed he keeps working from his home alongside key members of his staff.
A source told PA: “The prince is operating as close to business as usual as possible at the moment.”
The insider claimed the Prince of Wales has set up a digital office at Clarence House, his and Camilla’s London residence, from where he will be able to virtually attend meetings and work on his projects.
Prince Charles is believed to be working from his London home, Clarence House, during the coronavirus pandemic (Image: GETTY)
Prince Charles during an investiture ceremony last Thursday (Image: PA)
The Prince of Wales has worked relentlessly until last week.
On March 9, he attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey alongside with the Queen, other senior royals and 2000 guests.
On Wednesday, he attended the Prince’s Trust Awards and celebrated outstanding young people helped by the charity.
Prince Charles attended the Prince’s Trust Awards last week (Image: PA)
One day later, Prince Charles carried out an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Queen, before attending a dinner in aid of the Australian Bushfire Appeal.
Prince Charles has also been in contact with a royal who has been tested positive for coronavirus – Prince Albert of Monaco.
The pair attended the WaterAid Summit last week and were seen sitting at the same table.
Prince Charles at the WaterAid Summit (Image: PA)
Prince Albert also attended the WaterAid Summit, before being tested positive for coronavirus (Image: PA)
Prince Albert is being monitored closely by health experts but, he said in a statement, he continues to work from the office in his private apartments.
Prince Charles and Prince Albert aren’t the only royals who keep working from home during this pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth II moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle yesterday, a week earlier than planned, as London becomes the worst-hit city by the coronavirus pandemic.
The 93-year-old monarch was welcomed at her residence in Berkshire by her husband Prince Philip.
Prince Charles is the heir apparent to the throne (Image: EXPRESS)
However, similarly to her son, the Queen will not take this time away from the spotlight to rest, but will continue to receive the Government’s red box and will likely hold her weekly meetings with the Prime Minister over the phone.
The Queen broke her silence over this current crisis yesterday, when she urged Britons to follow the Government’s advice and “change out normal routines and regular patterns on life for the greater good”.
She added: “At times such as these, 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.
Prince Charles and the Queen, being over-70s, may be asked to self-isolate for 12 weeks (Image: PA)
“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.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK