Ebene News – CA – Prince Charles and Camilla pay first in-person royal visit of 2021

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The heir to the throne and his wife thanked the volunteers participating in the COVID vaccination trials

Since the start of 2021, members of the British Royal Family have carried out engagements virtually due to strict lockdown conditions across the UK But today, Prince Charles and Camilla were the first royals to be there again this year to thank the volunteers involved in the pandemic response

The couple traveled to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to thank those participating in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials and to meet with healthcare workers receiving their vaccines The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has treated around 12,500 COVID patients – the highest number for NHS Trust in the UK

The royal couple – who revealed last week that they had received their first COVID vaccination – were both wearing disposable masks for the visit Upon their arrival, they were greeted by Dr David Rosser, Managing Director of the Trust , before moving on to the vaccination center to welcome staff and patients After the visit, where they were joined by UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, they unveiled a plaque

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Secretary of State mentioned earlier that the National Health Service is 72 years old, which coincides exactly with the same age as me,” Prince Charles said in a speech, “And the great thing is that the NHS has done a lot better than I can assure you than I have, as I am gradually falling apart”

He added: “I know, over the past year it must be absolutely exhausting for a lot of you guys but I know the NHS is such a huge team and there are loads of people out there who are unsung and invisible heroes and heroines”

While UK coronavirus restrictions currently mean most people work from home unless they are key workers, this commitment reflects the fact that on occasion members of the royal family were able to go about their business despite the restrictions Likewise, on the brief occasions when they traveled abroad during the pandemic, they were dispensed from self-isolation on their return because the purpose of the visits was an official government matter.

The visit took place just before Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip had been admitted to hospital as a “precautionary measure”

The appearance of Prince Charles and Camilla was also a royal’s first public outing since Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their second child The Queen released a statement saying the family were “thrilled “about an hour after the couple broke the news to the world

Working royals were keen to show support for the NHS and key workers throughout the pandemic Several Nightingale hospitals, which were built as COVID cases increased, have been opened by family members, and they have also launched campaigns and initiatives to help frontline workers So far the Queen, 94, Prince Philip, 99, Prince Charles, 72, and Camilla, 73, have all been vaccinated against COVID The Queen and Prince Philip continue to make the castle of Windsor their base, where they virtually perform audiences Buckingham Palace has already announced May’s garden parties are canceled; however, questions remain as to whether other core events of the royal spring and summer calendar might unfold

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Ebene News – California – Prince Charles and Camilla make first in-person royal visit of 2021

Source: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a35533239/prince-charles-camilla-first-in-person-royal-visit-2021/