Prince Charles begs fans not to do this after the outbreak of coronavirus

The royal has spoken out in statement to fans

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Prince Charles has made an appeal to fans after the coronavirus pandemic affected industries across the country.

Prince Charles has made a plea to fans after the coronavirus outbreak has affected industries across the country.

The Prince of Wales shared a statement in his website with an update about royal correspondence.

Please be aware that due to operating restrictions caused by Coronavirus measures, our capacity to deal with correspondence is currently reduced,’ wrote the heir apparent in a statement.

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Our ability to reply to letters and cards will take longer than usual,’ he continued, adding that, ‘this applies to correspondence for The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’.

As a result we are asking if correspondents would help by considering whether their communication is necessary or whether it might wait until the situation has resolved’.

This comes as the heir apparent was confirmed as being the first British royal to have contracted the COVID-19 virus.

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“In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland,” said a spokesperson for the royal.

“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

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“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks”.

We wish the Prince of Wales all the best in his current condition and hope to see him well and healthy soon.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


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