Princes Charles makes heartbreaking admission about his father Prince Philip

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  • Prince Charles has made a heartbreaking admission about his father amid the coronavirus lockdown.


    Prince Charles has opened up about his time in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, revealing what he has found really difficult about being shut up in the house.

    The heir apparent revealed to Sky News that one of the parts of lockdown that he’s found so difficult is not seeing his family, particularly his father, Prince Philip, and his four grandchildren.

    The Duke of Rothesay and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have been isolating in lockdown together in their Clarence House residence, while the Prince parents, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh have been spending lockdown in Windsor Castle.

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    Prince Charles hasn’t seen his father Prince Philip, who will be turning 99 next week, throughout the coronavirus lockdown (Credit: Getty)

    Prince Charles’ eldest son Prince William has been spending lockdown with his wife Duchess Catherine and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, while his youngest son Prince Harry has been isolating in his new Los Angeles home with wife Duchess Meghan Markle and their son Master Archie Harrison.

    Giving a rare personal insight into their family, Prince Charles said, “Well I haven’t seen my father for a long time.

    “He’s going to be 99 next week, so yes, or my grandchildren or anything. I’ve been doing the Facetime, it’s all very well but…”

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    Prince Charles revealed that he has been speaking to his grandchildren over FaceTime during the self-isolation period (Credit: Getty)

    Responding to how he has been feeling while being disconnected from his family, the heir apparent added, “Well it’s terribly sad, let alone one’s friends.

    “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 just want to give people a hug.”

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    The Prince of Wales, who previously tested positive for the virus, also revealed that he felt “lucky” to get “away with it quite lightly”.

    Prince Charles also acknowledged that he thinks the coronavirus pandemic has made people think more about what matters in life, adding, “I do totally understand so many people’s frustrations, difficulties, grief and anguish and I mean I’m just trying to do my best to find and help and encourage ways to enable people to go on doing that, but in a way that doesn’t wreck everything at the same time around us.”

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