Prince Charles Shows Off a Rare Photo of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Prince Charles just gave royal watchers a rare look at his Birkhall estate. The Prince of Wales is still recovering from the coronavirus and a recent video revealed all of the photos he has on display inside his home office. Among the images that have caught the attention of royal watchers is a shot of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle when the Duchess of Sussex was still an active member of the monarchy.
Prince Charles carries out remote engagement
Charles is the first member of the royal family to carry out a royal engagement remotely. Last week, Charles took part in the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital via a video conference from his Birkhall estate.
Everyone in the U.K. is under lockdown to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, and Prince Charles praised frontline workers at the facility for their continued work.
“On behalf of the nation, I want to say a very big thank you to the planners, the builders, the Armed Forces, the generous companies and organizations which have donated equipment and services, and all the support staff, who have made this possible,” Charles shared.
According to Hello Magazine, the Prince of Wales went on to thank all of the staffers who are currently working at the hospital. He also expressed hope that the pandemic would soon be under control, allowing people to get back to their normal routines.
Most of the senior members of the royal family are currently staying out of the spotlight and are practicing social distancing. Charles is the only royal who has tested positive for the coronavirus, though several high-ranking government officials have contracted the virus.
Clarence House gives an update on Charles’ health
A few weeks ago, Clarence House confirmed that Charles has COVID-19. Officials do not know how Charles contracted the virus, though his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, thankfully tested negative.
Last Week, Clarence House revealed that Prince Charles only had mild symptoms and was on the mend. While he is now out of self-isolation, Charles will likely remain in Scotland until the pandemic is under control.
Following the announcement, Charles took to social media to update everyone on his health. Although he described getting the coronavirus as a “strange, frustrating and often distressing experience,” Charles appeared upbeat and in good spirits.
While it is great to see Charles back in action, royal watchers were quick to notice the slew of family photos on display inside of his Birkhall office.
Charles displays a gorgeous photo of the Cambridges and Sussexes
During Prince Charles’ video conference for the opening of the hospital, a series of photos were on full display behind the Prince of Wales. One image that immediately drew attention was a pic of Prince Louis’ christening, which royal photographers captured in the spring of 2018.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, are featured alongside their respective husbands, Prince Harry and Prince William. Everyone in the photo looked happy as they posed inside Clarence House in celebration of the event.
Meghan and Harry, of course, are currently living in Los Angeles and are no longer active members of the royal family. The couple’s exit was made official on March 31.
From this point on, the Sussexes will no longer use their royal titles and will be seeking to become financially independent of the crown. Sources also claim that they are looking to buy a home in Malibu, which will serve as their base of operations in North America.
What other photos were in Prince Charles’ office?
Apart from the Kate and Meghan photo, Charles had one image of his grandson, Prince George. The photo looks like the one that was snapped in 2015 for Earth Hour, which showed Charles holding his grandson in a loving embrace.
Other pictures featured in the video include one of Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, when they tied the knot in 2009. There is also a photo of Princess Anne when she was a child, and a shot of Harry and William celebrating his 70th birthday.
Lastly, there is a photo of Camilla’s children posing alongside their respective partners.
Prince Charles has not revealed how long he will remain at Birkhall, but hopefully we’ll get to see more of the estate in the coming weeks.