Prince Charles has delivered a message of hope to the nation over the coronavirus crisis saying, “end it will” and praised the “remarkable NHS.”
In his first appearance since coming out of isolation the Prince of Wales said the NHS staff are battling “heroically to save lives.”
He gave praise to Age Concern charity which he is patron, and shared what it is like to live with coronavirus.
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) April 1, 2020
He said, it was a “strange, frustrating and often distressing experience” when people were separated from loved ones.
In his video message, posted on royal websites and social media, Charles said: “As a nation, we are faced by a profoundly challenging situation, which we are only too aware threatens the livelihoods, businesses and welfare of millions of our fellow citizens.
“None of us can say when this will end, but end it will. Until it does, let us all try and live with hope and, with faith in ourselves and each other, look forward to better times to come.”
In the video which was recorded on Tuesday morning by staff at Birkhall, the prince’s home in Scotland, Charles added, “And at a time when doctors, nurses and all the vital ancillary staff that form the backbone of our remarkable NHS are increasingly under such enormous strain, and risk, as they battle heroically to save lives in intensive care centres and to contain, as much as possible, the spread of this virus, our thoughts and prayers are very much with those marvellous people whose extraordinary skills and utter, selfless devotion to duty and the care of their patients make us so very proud.”