Charles seen for first time since diagnosis

26 March 2020, 22:44

Charles
Royal visit to Cornwall. Picture: PA

The prince is isolating at Birkhall away from staff and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Prince of Wales has been seen for the first time since testing positive for coronavirus.

Clarence House posted a video in their Instagram Stories of heir to throne Charles joining in with the round of applause for the NHS from Birkhall, his private home on the Balmoral estate in Scotland.

Charles and Camilla
Clarence House’s Instagram Story of of the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales joining in the national applause for the NHS workers battling (Clarence House/PA)

The prince, 71, clapped along as he stood indoors smartly dressed in an open necked shirt, and jacket with a handkerchief in his pocket.

Camilla, who is isolating from Charles because she does not have the Covid-19 illness, was also seen in separate footage clapping on her own as she looked out of an open window.

Charles had been at his desk working on Thursday.

He was said to be “enormously touched” by well-wishers’ kind words after receiving hundreds of get-well messages, the day after it was revealed he had contracted the disease.

He was not the only royal taking part in the country-wide Clap for Carers.

His grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were filmed by the Cambridges applauding, while the tribute was also observed at Windsor Castle where the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are staying.

It was no surprise the prince was pictured in a suit despite his mild symptoms of coronavirus.

He is known for his sartorial style, and was previously voted one of GQ’s Best Dressed Men, as well as also claiming the title in Esquire magazine.

He has entrusted his tailoring to Anderson & Sheppard for several decades, reportedly because he prefers the “soft drape” of the Savile Row institution.

Birkhall is the prince’s beloved royal retreat which is nestled in a picturesque glen and which he inherited from his grandmother the Queen Mother.

By Press Association

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