Prince Charles Reveals What Has Missed Most About His Family While in Lockdown
Like millions of other people around the world, Prince Charles has spent the last few months in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, which means he has not gotten to see his family as much as he usually would have. Now, the 71 year-old is opening up to reveal what he has missed most about his family during this difficult time.
Fox News reported that Charles revealed that all he really wants is to give all of his relatives a hug, especially his grandchildren. He is grandpa to Prince William’s three children Prince George, 6; Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, as well as to Prince Harry’s 1 year-old son Archie.
Charles also told Sky News on Thursday that he had not seen his father Prince Philip in many weeks. This is particularly difficult for him given the fact that Philip is preparing to turn 99 next week.
During a virtual interview from his Scottish home of Birkhall, Charles was asked about what it’s like to be separated from his family.
“Well, it’s terribly sad, let alone one’s friends,” he said. “But fortunately, at least you can speak to them on telephones and occasionally do this sort of thing.”
“But it isn’t the same is it? You really want to give people a hug,” Charles added. “I do totally understand so many people’s frustrations, difficulties, grief and anguish.”
Charles himself contracted coronavirus back in the spring, and he said that this experience made him more determined to “push and shout and prod” for a more green approach as well as to have nature return to the “center of everything we do.”
“I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time. That to me is the most ghastly thing,” he said. “I know that so many people have had the agony of losing their loved ones and the bewilderment and anxiety that surrounds everything.”
Charles also made a point of acknowledging all of the healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines fighting COVID-19 all along.
“We’ve seen at the same time people being quite remarkable and wonderful people in the National Health Service and all the other key workers who kept everything going,” he said.