Prince William worries about Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Prince William opened up on Friday about his fears for his beloved grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Fox News reported that the virus that has already killed hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe hit home for the royals last month when William’s father Prince Charles, 71, tested positive for it.

Thankfully, Charles has since recovered, but that doesn’t change the fact that the experience of him testing positive was terrifying for his family.

William admitted that he was “at first quite concerned” about his father’s physical and mental health, describing Charles as a “mad walker” who can’t stand being cooped up inside. 

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Prince William Worried About Queen And Philip

Understandably, Prince William is especially worried about the Queen and Philip, as since they are each in their 90s, they would be at serious risk for complications were they to test positive for the virus. 

“Obviously I think very carefully about my grandparents, who are at the age they’re at, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure that they’re isolated away and protecting them. But it does worry me,” he told the BBC.

“What’s going to happen to the lost and the vulnerable people and the high-risk people who are going to have to potentially isolate away for quite some time and the impact that’s going to have on them and on families up and down the country?”

The Importance Of Mental Health

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton went on to urge people to be mindful of their mental health during this time of self isolation.

“A lot of people won’t necessarily have thought about their mental health for maybe ever before, ” William said. “And suddenly this environment we’re in catches up on them quite quick. I think the most important thing is talking. I think it’s always under-estimated how much talking can do..”

“We mustn’t forget our mental well-being as well,” Kate added. 

The royal couple also made sure to thank National Health Service (NHS) workers for their “stoicism and determination” to beat coronavirus and for putting their lives on the line to save others.

“We’ve got to be careful that we don’t alienate some of the other NHS workers who do really genuinely worry and are scared going to work every single day,” William said. 

Prince William Has Hope For The Future

The prince added that while he knows there are difficult times ahead, he has hope that there will be some positives when we come out the other side of this. 

“I mean trauma comes in all sorts of shapes and forms and we can never know or be prepared when it’s going to happen to us. People are going to feel angry, they are going to feel confused and they’re going to feel scared,” he explained.

“I really hope at the end of all of this that we’re a bigger, global community than we’ve ever been before.”

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The Queen, 93, and Philip, 98, have been self-isolating at Windsor Castle for weeks now, so it is hoped that they have managed to avoid any exposure to this virus.

On April 5th, Queen Elizabeth made a rare televised appearance to address her people in the face of this global pandemic. The Royal Family later tweeted a video of the speech in its entirety, which you can watch below.

As we all worry about our aging loved ones, it’s no wonder that Prince William worries for his elderly grandparents.

We will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they weather this storm just like the rest of us! 

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