Princess Eugenie married George Brooksbank’s son Jack in 2018. One of their friends: “It’s a traumatic time for Jack and Eugenie. George has been very sick but the whole family has been rallying round to help.”
Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus last week and has been self-isolating at the Queen’s Balmoral estate in Scotland.
Despite this on Friday he opened the new NHS Nightingale Hospital, based in London’s Excel centre, by video link.
This is the first time a member of the royal family has opened a new facility live on video.
Prince Charles described the new hospital as “an example, if ever one was needed, of how the impossible could be made possible and how we can achieve the unthinkable through human will and ingenuity”.
He added: “I am therefore so relieved that everyone can now have the reassurance that they will receive all the necessary technical care they may need and every chance to return to a normal life.
“This hospital, therefore, offers us an intensely practical message of hope for those who will need it most at this time of national suffering.”
On Friday authorities announced another 684 people had died from coronavirus in Britain, the highest 24 hour total so far.
In total there have been 38,168 confirmed cases in the UK and 3,605 deaths.
On Sunday the Queen will make a televised address to the nation about the coronavirus crisis.
Published at Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:04:00 +0000