Prince Charles has paid tribute to the new royal baby Mountbatten in a heartfelt video.
Prince Charles has backed the launch of Remember Me, an online book of remembrance set to pay tribute to all the victims of COVID-19. The Prince of Wales delivered a measured and heartfelt speech where he expressed the importance of remembering those who fell victims of coronavirus this year and share with others their lives and deeds.
The video was filmed in his office at his Scottish home in Birkhall.
On this occasion, Prince Charles changed some of the pictures and portraits already displayed in past clips shared during these two months of self-isolation.
Among them, there is a photograph taken ahead of the wedding of Alexandra Knatchbull and Thomas Hooper.
The picture was taken a few minutes before the beginning of their wedding ceremony, as Prince Charles and Alexandra were about to enter the chapel.
Royal baby: Prince Charles displayed a picture taken ahead of the wedding of Alexandra Knatchbull (Image: CLARENCE HOUSE)
Royal baby: Alexandra and Thomas welcomed their second son in March (Image: GETTY)
The Prince of Wales is a close friend of Lord and Lady Brabourne and stepped in to walk Alexandra down the aisle when her father was too ill to do so himself.
The decision of displaying this black-and-white portrait has been perceived by some royal watchers as a tribute paid to the couple who just had their second child.
Alexandra and Thomas welcomed their baby boy, Alden Peter Theodore Mountbatten, on March 27.
Royal baby: Princess Diana and Prince Charles at the christening of Alexandra (Image: GETTY)
Alexandra is closely linked to several members of the Royal Family.
She is the goddaughter of Princess Diana and the great-granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten, the mentor of Prince Charles and uncle of Prince Philip.
The mother-of-two is also close to Prince William, who attended Eton with her brother Nicholas and acted as his peer mentor throughout his studies.
Royal baby: Alexandra Knatchbull with her mother (Image: GETTY)
Royal baby: Prince Charles is a close friend of Lord and Lady Brabourne (Image: GETTY)
In his latest speech, Prince Charles speaks passionately about the necessity to remember those who died but also to be thankful for the mark they left in other’s people lives.
He said: “Together with the rest of the world, the people of the United Kingdom have experienced personally and in our community life the shock of sudden change in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
“For too many among us, this has brought tragedy and heartbreak.
“For some, relatives have not been able to be present at the time of their loved ones passing.
Royal baby: Alexandra is the goddaughter of Princess Diana (Image: EXPRESS)
“For many, the loss of their loved ones has been made all the more agonisingly painful by the necessary restriction on funerals, on travel and gatherings.
“For all of us, there has been anxiety in the present, as we are wondering what the future will be.
“People of every faith and of none believe that each human being is unique and precious.
“We also believe that it is essential that we remember, that we recall our lives, individually and together, are shaped by the joys and sorrows of the past so that we may look forward with hope for the future.
Royal baby: Alexandra is the great-granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten (Image: GETTY)
“This virtual book of remembrance is here to help us remember.
“Not just to recall our loss and sorrow, but also to be thankful for everything good that those we have loved have brought into our lives and all they have given to others.
“We give thanks for our lives have been woven together with theirs, and through this book you are invited to share their lives with others.
“So that we and those who follow us can all remember what has been and build together a better and more hopeful future.
“Peace be with you.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK