PRINCE Charles is desperate to return to official duties to lead the Royals' fight against coronavirus, a source claimed today.
The 71-year-old is keen to step up in the time of national crisis – with the royal workload all the more heavy after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit.
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An insider today revealed the future king wanted to shoulder more work while the Queen is in isolation at Windsor Castle and unable to conduct official duties in person.
The insider told The Sun Online: “This is a time of huge national crisis and Charles knows the burden of responsibility on the Royal Family to support the country is high."
Charles’ absence through illness has seen son William take on virtually all major Royal duties over coronavirus.
William, 37 and wife Kate, 38 have visited 111 workers, helped to support a Public Health England initiative and offered words of comfort to NHS staff mourning the loss of a colleague.
Prince Charles went into isolation last month after testing positive for the bug.
But he has since already conducted his first duty since recovering – opening the NHS Nightingale Hospital by video-link from his home in Scotland.
The royal praised the NHS as he filmed himself with an iPad from his office.
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And Charles is keen to share the workload with his son which has been made all the more heavy given Harry and Meghan’s departure from Royal duties.
The source said: "Everyone is acutely aware that the timing of Meghan and Harry’s departure couldn’t really have been worse in terms of its timing.
“That is another reason Charles is keen to return quickly and be front and centre in helping provide support when and where it is required."
The couple overnight revealed their new charity would be called Archewell.
Charles' desire to move back into the fold comes a day after his mother's TV address was watched by more than 24million people in the UK.
The royal source said: "The broadcast underlined how important the Royal Family is right now to the country.
“With his mother unable to play as full a role as she would have in the past, Charles is very keen to return, not least to show his gratitude to the NHS workers leading this fight.
“Obviously no one is going to put the health of Charles at risk but he has been getting better and better day by day and is now in rude health.”
He was reunited with wife Camilla, 72, yesterday as she completed the 14 days in isolation.
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It comes as the Queen today wished Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds a speedy recovery.
The PM has been hospitalised after testing positive for the bug.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall also sent their best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Prime Minister this morning.
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