The Duke of Cambridge is urging U.K. residents to band together to help.
- Prince William shared a personal video on the Kensington Palace Instagram addressing the ongoing concerns surrounding coronavirus in the U.K. and how the National Emergencies Trust will help.
- “Whenever and wherever adversity strikes, the people of the U.K. have a unique ability to pull together,” the Duke of Cambridge says in the video.
Prince William is the latest member of the royal family to address the coronavirus pandemic.
The Duke of Cambridge took to Instagram to urge U.K. citizens to band together in the midst of the uncertainty surrounding the current crisis. In the video, William addresses the Kensington Royal Instagram account’s followers with a straight face and explains the goings-on related to the novel coronavirus, as well as promotes the work of the National Emergencies Trust.
“Whenever and wherever adversity strikes, the people of the U.K. have a unique ability to pull together. The way that local communities support those affected shows the very best of our values and human nature. The public’s desire to help in the wake of tragedy needs to be managed and channeled in the best possible way, which is why the establishment of the National Emergencies Trust was so important,” William says in the clip.
“The NET has launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support individuals suffering hardship as a result of the #coronavirus outbreak,” the post’s caption continues.
William’s acknowledgment of the crisis comes hours after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan took to Instagram to announce they would be using the social media platform to promote causes to help combat coronavirus.
“Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring,” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote. “This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit.”