Prince Charles' dash to Scotland home the day before testing positive for coronavirus cost £19,000

PRINCE Charles' dash to his Scottish home the day before testing positive for coronavirus cost over £19,000.

The Prince of Wales flew privately to Scotland on Sunday 22 March, before being tested by the NHS in Aberdeenshire the following day.

The total cost of Prince Charles' move from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to Aberdeen was £19,100.

It's unclear whether Charles had already developed symptoms for coronavirus when he made the move to Balmoral.

Despite his 'mild' symptoms and his positive test result, Camilla, 72, tested negative for the virus at the time.

The couple then self-isolated at their home in Balmoral, Scotland.

According to the Sovereign Grant Report, Prince Charles' final journey before testing positive was when he took the charter flight from his residence in England to Scotland.

The 71-year-old, who tested positive on March 25, has spoken about how he got off "quite lightly" with coronavirus.

He said back in June: "I was lucky in my case and got away with it quite lightly.


"But I've had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through.

"I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time."

At the time, Clarence House reported that he displayed mild symptoms but remained in "good health."

It's now though that Prince Charles will face 'significant' loss in income next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Prince of Wales makes most of his money — around £22million a year — from his Duchy of Cornwall land and property empire.

But many of its sources of income — such as holiday cottage rentals — dried up during the pandemic, accounts have revealed.

Much of its land is in areas that rely heavily on tourism, including Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, which have both been badly hit.

The future king said that without learning from the pandemic we may face a similar threat in the future.

He told Sky News in June: "The more we erode the natural world, the more we destroy biodiversity, the more we expose ourselves to this kind of danger."

And added: " We've had these other disasters with Sars and Ebola and goodness knows what else, all of these things are related to the loss of biodiversity. So we have to find a way this time to put nature back at the centre."

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