In his recent interview with Sky News, Prince Charles revealed how he is “terribly sad” that he hasn’t been able to see his family for many months and that he “really wants” to hug his grandchildren. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have been isolating at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate since March.

For the series After the Pandemic: Our New World which aired on Sky News on Thursday, The Prince of Wales described how hard he has found it being disconnected from his family and said “I do totally understand so many people’s frustrations, difficulties, grief and anguish.”

Prince Charles mentioned how much he is missing his grandchildren – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Archie Harrison. “But fortunately at least you can speak to them on telephones and occasionally do this sort of thing but it isn’t the same is it? You really want to give people a hug. I’ve been doing the Facetime, which is all very well but…”

The Prince of Wales also expressed how much he is missing his father, The Duke of Edinburgh, ahead of his 99th birthday on the 10th June, commenting, “I haven’t seen my father for a long time. He’s going to be 99 next week so yes… or my grandchildren or anything.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family are residing at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Archie are currently living in Los Angeles while The Queen and Prince Philip have been at Windsor Castle since 19th March.

Charles also expressed his wish that families are reunited as soon as possible saying that “I know so many people have had the agony of losing loved ones and the bewilderment and anxiety that surrounds everything.”

During the interview, Prince Charles admitted he was “very lucky” after coming down with COVID-19 admitting he got away with it “quite lightly” but understood what other people were going through.

Photo: Korona Lacasse

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