The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall abided by social distancing guidelines when they toured the grounds of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Tuesday. The pair looked relaxed as they chatted to healthcare workers who have worked throughout the pandemic.
Charles praised the “marvellous” cooperation between different hospital departments.
And Camilla lauded the staff for their efforts to continue delivering services through such a difficult time, calling them the “best of Britain”.
While the Queen’s son and his wife got back to business in Gloucester, the Princess Royal also carried out her first in-person engagement since the lockdown began.
Princess Anne headed to the Duke of Gloucester Barracks near a Gatcombe Park home to meet soldiers who have been involved in COVID-19 operations.
Since restrictions on public movement were imposed, senior royals have kept in touch with the outside world through Zoom calls.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held a number of online meetings with key workers.
They and their three children also took part in the Clap for Carers weekly event.
Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Prince Louis clapped enthusiastically in an adorable video.
She and husband Prince Edward were recently pictured at Surrey Hospital delivering meals made for staff.
Charles and Camilla are due to carry out another face-to-face engagement on Thursday.
The couple will welcome French President Emmanuel Macron to the UK.
The royals are showing signs of returning to normal as shops across England reopened this week.
The Royal Family has not yet announced any in-person duties for other working members.
Speaking to ITV News in the grounds of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Charles praised staff for working together through the crisis
He said: “It’s been a marvellous opportunity just to have a chance of seeing people who I know have been doing so much on the, literally, on the frontline, and having to endure an awful lot of stress and strain, I think in their wonderful way how they do it, I don’t know.
“But delivering everything in the most effective way. And the great thing they’re all saying is that it’s brought different departments together in a way that hadn’t always happened before.
“So, there’s been a great deal of marvellous cooperation I think.”
Published at Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:07:00 +0000