Published On: Thu, Jun 18th, 2020

Royal Family news: Royal duties set to return but with one big difference | Royal | News


The Prince of Wales, who has been isolating with his wife Camilla, at Birkhall Aberdeenshire, travelled to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital earlier this week.

Meanwhile, his eldest son Prince William, visited his Norfolk home of Anmer Hall to thank frontline workers at Kings Lynn Ambulance Station at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

These public duties were the first time the family has carried out a royal engagement since the start of lockdown on 23rd March.

Experts reveal how both outings paved the way for the royals in post-coronavirus times.

In normal circumstances, the visit would have consisted of a tour around the hospital facilities, meeting with medics, patients and families.

Both the Prince’s visits were organised outdoors, where scientists suggest people are less likely to catch the virus

It is expected that royal visits are likely to remain outdoors until the Government eases restrictions on large groups of people meeting.

The royals are also unable to personally greet the people they have come to visit with a handshake to protect against a possible spread of the virus.

Although royals don’t usually shake hands with everyone, the gesture is common several times throughout a visit.

In some cases, royal members will hug children and babies during their visits.

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The family can also expect shorter engagements as the royals continue to socially distance, unlike longer visits, such as trips to towns and cities, like William, Charles and Camilla yesterday, the royals should expect there a limit on their time with the public for now.

This comes after the Queen resumed her royal duties via video call.

Her Majesty spoke to carers and executives from the Carers Trust about their current situations.

In a video released by Buckingham Palace on social media, The queen tells those present: “[It is] Interesting listening to all your tales and stories.

“I’m very impressed by what you have achieved already.

“I’m very glad to have been able to join you today.”

Speaking about the call, Nadia Taylor, who cares for her mother, father, husband and daughter said: “She is quite formal in the way she speaks but I have to say I was personally struck about how warm she was,

“The call was about 45 minutes and the Queen was on for about 20 minutes of that. She asked us all questions.

“I explained to her how much more isolated carers are at the moment.

“The Queen asked questions about how we all coped and called us extraordinary, which was very lovely.”



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