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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to return to London


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The Prince of Wales is heading back to Clarence House after almost three months of isolation in Scotland. Prince Charles, along with the Duchess of Cornwall, will be back in London by the end of next week when they will carry out their first public engagement since the coronavirus lockdown started.

The Prince of the Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will formally welcome the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to Clarence House on June 18th 2020. They will all mark the 80th anniversary of the famous Appeal to the French People by General Charles de Gaulle which was made from London on June 18th 1940.

Charles and Camilla have been staying at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate since March. Soon after the couple arrived there, it was announced that the Prince of Wales had been diagnosed with coronavirus. Charles, who only experienced mild symptoms, stayed in quarantine for seven days while Camilla had to self isolate for fourteen days at the Scottish property.

Since their arrival at Birkhall, the couple have carried out a string of virtual engagements using videocalls. They also led national commemorations for the 75th anniversary of VE Day on May 8th 2020 when they laid wreaths at a memorial on the Balmoral estate.

The Prince of Wales, who is 71, and the Duchess of Cornwall, who will be 73 in a few weeks’ time, are both in the age group considered most at risk from complications of coronavirus.



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