Prince Charles has been seen for the first time since his coronavirus diagnosis.

Clarence House posted a video in their Instagram Stories of heir to throne the Prince of Wales joining in with the round of applause for the NHS from Birkhall.

The prince, who appeared to be indoors, clapped along in the Clap for our Carers movement to thank NHS workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

He was smartly dressed in an open necked shirt and jacket with a handkerchief in his pocket.

There was also footage of Camilla, who is isolating from Charles because she does not have the Covid-19 illness, clapping separately as she looked out of an open window.

Prince Charles was seen on video applauding NHS workers in the Clap for our Carers movement

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Charles tested positive for Covid-19 and he is self-isolating at home with “mild symptoms”.

Likely contagious since March 13, the day after he last saw his mum the Queen, the Prince of Wales, 71, developed symptoms over the weekend but “otherwise remains in good health”.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has tested negative for  coronavirus  and is self-isolating with her husband at their 53,000-acre Birkhall estate in Scotland, although they are apart from each other at the residence.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the Commonwealth Day reception 2020 on March 9

Charles – who has since spoken to the Queen and sons William in Norfolk and Harry in Canada – is the first Royal Family member to be diagnosed with Covid-19. He falls within one of the highest risk categories given his age.

On Thursday, the Prince of Wales was said to be in “good spirits” following the diagnosis.

David Miliband, president and chief executive of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), said it was “very reassuring” to hear the Prince of Wales, patron of the IRC’s UK arm, “keeping calm and carrying on” when he held a scheduled meeting, via the phone, with Charles.

Prince Charles is said to be in “good spirits” following his coronavirus diagnosis

Mr Miliband told Sky News: “I had a scheduled call with the Prince of Wales yesterday, obviously getting the news in the morning of his coronavirus situation made me wonder whether he would postpone but he went ahead with the call.

“He was in very good spirits, he was obviously very engaged with the situation facing people in the UK.”

The former foreign secretary added: “I was very struck about how he was very concerned about the global picture as well as his first priority being in the UK.

“It was very reassuring to hear him keeping calm and carrying on, very determined to make sure that the virus didn’t interrupt his schedule, and continuing to express concern both locally and globally.”

David Miliband said he spoke to Prince Charles on the phone on Wednesday

Meanwhile Monaco’s Prince Albert has refuted rumours that he may have caused Prince Charles‘ positive coronavirus diagnosis.

The 62-year old prince, who also tested positive for cornavirus, spoke about the speculation that one of the royals may have caused the other to come down with the virus following a London meeting they attended on March 10.

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The pair sat  opposite each other during a round table Water Aid event.

Alberts said: “I was at a roundtable for his foundation, but we never shook hands. I was at the other end of the table, way far away.

“We nodded hello to one another, so I don’t think I can really be accused of contaminating him,” he added with a laugh.

“There were a lot of other people around at the congress center and I know he continued his schedule afterwards for a number of days,” Albert continued, adding that Britain’s heir to the throne “had a number of other opportunities to catch it.”


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