Prince Charles announced this week he left self-isolation after seven days spent alone following his coronavirus diagnosis. The Prince of Wales admitted to still being in a state of "general isolation" as he paid tribute to other Britons being separated from their families because of the deadly virus. In a video to the older communities across the country, Prince Charles said: "Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus, luckily with relatively mild symptoms, I now find myself on the other side of the illness but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation.
"As we are all learning, this is a strange, frustrating and often distressing experience, when the presence of family and friends is no longer possible and the normal structures of life are suddenly removed.
"At such an unprecedented and anxious time in all our lives, my wife and I are thinking particularly of all those who have lost their loved ones in such very and abnormal circumstances and of those having to endure sickness, isolation and loneliness."
The Prince of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, temporarily relocated to Scotland to limit their social interactions and avoid catching the virus.
The Duchess of Cornwall tested negative to the virus but is due to remain in self-isolation another week to ensure she does not develop symptoms.