The Duchess of Cornwall shares emotional message after husband Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has shared an emotional message after her husband Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall shared an emotional message with the country for a very important reason.

The royal, who has often spoken out in support of domestic violence organisations in the past and has previously worked with charities SafeLives, Refuge and Women's Aid, shared an important message about the position of domestic abuse victims amid the coronavirus outbreak.

After the population was told earlier this week that people now have to stay inside and self-isolate unless in certain circumstances, Duchess Camilla expressed concern for those in vulnerable positions.

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This is a hard time for everyone, as we are all asked to stay at home to stay safe,’ said the Duchess in a statement. ‘But for some of you it is even harder, because home is not a safe place.

‘I can only imagine that being asked to stay there could feel very isolating and frightening for you and your family,’ she continued. ‘It may mean spending more time with the person who is harming you.

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‘If this is your situation, or you are worried about someone else, I want you to know that you are not alone.

‘Even if you cannot leave your home, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline or contact one of the domestic abuse charities. Please stay safe and get help’.

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The Duchess also shared information for people who may be isolating with an abuser, saying, ‘If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.

‘Charity @safelives_ have an online resource that provides information about staying safe during COVID-19 - you can read it by following the link in our bio’.

If you are affected by the above, call 999 if you are in immediate danger. If you are not in immediate danger, please call one of the following 24 hour helplines: England: 0808 2000 247 / Northern Ireland: 0808 802 1414 / Scotland: 0800 027 1234 / Wales: 0808 8010 800

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