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Coronavirus diagnosis for Prince Charles: his most recent appearances


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The Prince of Wales is in isolation at Balmoral as he recovers from coronavirus. In the Clarence House announcement that the heir to the throne had been diagnosed with Covid-19, it was highlighted that the prince had been very busy in the past few weeks so it was impossible to tell how he had acquired the virus. Here, Royal Central looks at his most recent appearances before the news that he has been affected by the global pandemic.

March 12th 2020

The Prince of Wales’ most recent public appearance came at a dinner to show support and raise funds for those affected by the Australian bush fires. Prince Charles gave a speech at the Mansion House. Earlier the same day, he had held meetings with the outgoing Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, as well as with representatives of the Prince’s Trust.

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On the same day, he presided over an investiture at Buckingham Palace.

March 11th 2020

The first in line to the throne held a series of meetings at Clarence House throughout March 11th and in the evening he was seen at the Prince’s Trust Awards in London where he offered a handshake before remembering, with a smile, to restrict contact.

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March 10th 2020

The Prince of Wales attended the Water Aid Summit in London on March 10th. Also present was Prince Albert II of Monaco who has gone on to test positive for Covid-19 as well. Like Albert, Charles is said to be in good health since his diagnosis with only mild symptoms seen.

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On the same day, Prince Charles held a meeting with Commonwealth High Commissioners and with the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism before hosting a dinner for the Prince’s Trust at Buckingham Palace.

March 9th 2020

The Prince of Wales joined his mother, the Queen, at the Commonwealth Day Service on March 9th. Charles attended the ceremony along with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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Later that day, Charles and Camilla attended a Reception given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Scotland, at Marlborough House in London.

March 3rd – 6th 2020

Charles carried out a series of engagements in Cornwall on March 6th 2020 while the day before he carried out duties in Oxford as well as presiding over another investiture at Buckingham Palace.

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On March 4th 2020, Charles and Camilla hopped on a double decker bus for a visit to the London Transport Museum. On March 3rd he held meetings, including one with Boris Johnson, as well as visiting the Royal College of Music.

Prince Charles’ health is said to be good and he has only displayed mild symptoms of the virus.



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