When Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a three-month lockdown to fight the killer virus, the royals even had to retreat into isolation. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip, both in her 90s, retreated behind the walls of Windsor Castle.
While Prince Charles and Camilla were forced to self isolate in Scotland when the heir to the throne tested positive for coronavirus.
But tasked with the job of always being on hand to unite the nation, the Queen made an address to the UK on Sunday, April 5 where she paid tribute to the NHS and promised “we will meet again”.
The Queen’s use of the words “we will meet again” – a popular anthem of the Second World War – was a triumph.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles garnered similar praise when he released a video from his Balmoral Estate describing his “strange, frustrating and often distressing experience” of suffering from coronavirus.
The candid and informal message perhaps set the tone for how the Royals would communicate with the rest of the world during the pandemic.
While, Prince William and Kate have along with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis been very forthcoming in their efforts to rally the nation.
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Posting frequently on social media and sharing pictures of their family clapping for carers outsider their front door, the Cambridge’s have relished the opportunity to connect with members of the public from afar.
So much so, Kate even set up a photography competition ‘Hold Still’ which aimed to capture what the UK lockdown looked like for people across the country.
On Tuesday, she praised a health worker for taking a picture which “captured the moment” of life in a hospital during the pandemic.
Kate’s comment came as she launched her Hold Still photographic exhibition and met specialist oncology pharmacist Joyce Duah, whose image of two colleagues was one of 100 chosen to go on display across the country.
She told Ms Duah: “Thank you so much for the image. It had such an impact – it captured the moment, it was a look behind the scenes.
“The story of what you experienced is so important.”
Meanwhile, across the pond, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been working hard to protect vulnerable members of the public during the coronavirus crisis in the US
Following their sensational exit from the Firm earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have thrown themselves into volunteering and helping the needy.
The couple’s departure and the Queen’s absence from public life during the crisis has also meant Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex have also stepped up in their royal roles.
The Wessex’s opened up the NHS Nightingale Hospital via video link and Sophie has even shared home schooling tips with parents via Instagram.