Prince Charles

Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Many theatres and concert halls are struggling after closing their doors during lockdown, with no clear indication of when shows might resume,

Prince Charles said it was important to "find a way of keeping these orchestras and other arts bodies going".

The prince, who is patron of dozens of arts institutions, noted they were of "enormous importance" to the economy.

"It's absolutely crucial that they can come back twice as enthusiastic as before," he said in an interview with Classic FM.

Queen promises 'better days will return' in rare televised address on Covid-19

In her address, which was broadcast on TV, radio and social media, she thanked everyone on the NHS frontline.

"I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times," she said.

There are thanks from the Queen too for "those of you who are staying at home" and by doing so, "helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones".

Coronavirus: Prince Charles out of self-isolation

Prince Charles, 71, spent seven days self-isolating in Scotland after testing positive and displaying mild symptoms.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, was tested and did not have the virus, but will self-isolate until the end of the week.

A Palace official said the prince was in good health and was following the government's restrictions.

"Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation," a spokesman said.

Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus.

Clarence House confirmed that the 71-year-old heir to the throne was diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease in a statement released this morning.

The royal displayed "mild symptoms" on Sunday and was then tested on Monday, with the results coming through late on Tuesday night, the statement said.

Charles "otherwise remains in good health" and has been self-isolating in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, who has tested negative for coronavirus.

Prince of Wales to launch Solomons' malaria elimination strategy

The ceremony, which will take place at Lawson Tama Stadium in the capital Honiara this afternoon, is one of the main events of Prince Charles' final day in the country.

Earlier this morning, the British royal addressed the Solomon Islands Parliament before attending a luncheon hosted by the Governor General at the Mendana Hotel.

He will also be visiting the headquarters of the Forum Fisheries Agency, which drives the sustainable fisheries management agenda for its 17 Pacific Islands member countries.

Prince Charles to visit Solomons, focus on climate change

During Prince Charles' trip next month, he will launch a national ocean policy and a malaria elimination roadmap.

The prince will also learn about sustainable fisheries management in the Pacific.

A statement from the Solomon Islands government said the prince would also meet with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and other leaders in Honiara.

Prince Charles will be in Solomon Islands on the 24 and 25 of November, following his visit to New Zealand and Tuvalu.

The prince last visited Tuvalu in 1970.

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

The Queen had said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles would follow her in the role.

Leaders of the Commonwealth have been discussing the issue at a meeting behind closed doors at Windsor Castle.

The head role is non-hereditary so is not automatically passed on when the Queen dies, with suggestions it might have rotated among the 53 leaders.

'Proud support'

In a statement, the leaders said they "recognise the role of the Queen in championing the Commonwealth and its people".

Prince Charles to visit Italian town hit by deadly earthquake

He will tour the old town of Amatrice on Sunday with mayor Sergio Pirozzi who said after the disaster: "The town isn't here any more."

Prince Charles will visit a former school which houses emergency services and reconstruction staff and will lay a wreath at a memorial in the grounds.

The magnitude-6.2 quake struck on 24 August last year, killing 297 people.

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Prince Charles pays tribute to thousands of New Zealanders killed in World War I

About half of the 15,000 New Zealand forces who fought in the battle, one of history's bloodiest, were killed or wounded. Most have no known grave, and their names are inscribed on a memorial in the French town of Longueval.

“My hope is that today we can rededicate ourselves to a future free of intolerance and conflict. We do this in honor of the memory of those who fought and died here, so long ago," the Prince of Wales said in a speech at the Caterpillar Valley Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Longueval.

“We shall remember them.”