Prince Charles and Camilla release statement about India's Covid-19 crisis

Prince Charles and Camilla have revealed that they are ‘deeply saddened’ by India's Covid-19 crisis as they urge fans to give aid

Prince Charles and Camilla
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Prince Charles and Camilla have released a joint statement about the pandemic in India. The royal couple has encouraged fans to help provide aid for India.

• Prince Charles and Camilla have shared a post about the 'devastating impact' that the pandemic has had in India.

• The couple have revealed that they are 'deeply saddened' and have urged fans to help support with 'Indian aid.'

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Prince Charles and Camilla's Instagram, Clarence House, released a statement from the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall that encourages fans to 'help India' as the country continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The statement from the Prince of Wales read, “For well over a year the pandemic has had a devastating impact on so many of us around the world. This week, I have been deeply saddened by the tragic images we have all seen as Covid-19 takes its horrific toll in India."

The Prince revealed that he loved traveling to India and urged supporters to join him in sending aid to India. The Prince said, “Like many others, I have a great love for India and have enjoyed many wonderful visits to the country. Indian aid and ingenuity has been a support to other countries through this immensely difficult time. As India has helped others, so now must we help India."

Before the Pandemic, Prince Charles and Camilla regularly visited India, which is one of the member countries of the Commonwealth. In 2019, Prince Charles even spent his 71st Birthday in India, where the Duchess of Cornwall treated her husband Prince Charles to a sweet birthday surprise.

The Prince revealed that an Emergency Appeal has been launched by the British Asian Trust in an effort to help the country 'in their time of need.' 

The Duke said, “With support from the Indian diaspora, the British Asian Trust has launched an Emergency Appeal for India to channel this desire to do something about this terrible situation and help save lives. Many members of the diaspora, and others including businesses, trusts and foundations, have already come together behind this appeal. I do hope that even more of us might be able to provide support to help those in India in their time of need.

As a final gesture, the Duke of Cornwall also offered his prayers to those affected in India and offered a message of perseverance. He said, “If I may, I would also want those suffering the effects of this pandemic in India to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. Together, we will win this battle.”

A number of organizations are delivering oxygen concentrators, test systems and other supplies to India, follow the links below to donate or find out more:

UNICEF - Help UNICEF rush critical lifesaving supplies and services to protect families and communities in India.

CARE INDIA - is trying to provide more health workers, additional beds, oxygen supplies, and more.

YOUTH FEED INDIA - is working with Helping Hands to provide food ration kits to those in need.

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