See Prince William, Prince Charles and More Royals Make First Outings Since Lockdown
As coronavirus precautions ease in the U.K., the royal family is slowly returning to in-person engagements with precautions
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were the first British royals to step out for an in-person engagement following their coronavirus lockdown.
On Tuesday, the royal couple met and thanked essential workers who have been working on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
Prince Charles, 71, spoke about his personal experience of being diagnosed with coronavirus, saying he lost his senses of smell and taste.
Prince William also made his first outing since March on Tuesday, visiting ambulance workers at a base at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, not far from the Sandringham estate and his country home, Anmer Hall.
While keeping adequate social distance, William spoke to the first responders about their experiences over the past few months and thank them for their service.
The royal dad also revealed a very relatable concern brought on by the extra time at home.
"I'm worried about the waistline of the nation as well with all the chocolate and cakes," he said. "I've done a lot of baking at home. Chocolate goes down very well."
Princess Anne also stepped out on Tuesday, visiting the Duke of Gloucester Barracks to meet British Army personnel working through the pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth's only daughter learned how personnel have provided support to regional testing sites, worked with the NHS and contractors to deliver the new hospitals and stepped in as ambulance drivers.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, continued the public outings on Wednesday, visiting her patronage the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Wearing a camo print dress, Sophie thanked staff and volunteers for their work supporting vulnerable children since the COVID-19 outbreak.