Staying in London with Kate Middleton to cope with the coronavirus epidemic, Prince William is now on the front line to fulfill his royal duties. But faced with the magnitude of the task, the Duke of Cambridge may need his brother, Prince Harry, now living in Canada, more than ever.
The coronavirus crisis has changed the lives of many people around the world. Whether they are simple anonymous or celebrities. Faced with this situation, the British royal family has not been outdone. On March 15, Matt Hancock, UK Secretary of State for Health and Welfare, urged people over the age of 70 to confine themselves for almost four months to avoid the dangers of the Covid-19. Consequence: Queen Elizabeth II, 93, but also her son, Prince Charles (71), will be isolated and will no longer be able to exercise their royal duties.
Prince William had to go to the front line to ensure the maintenance of the royal family. He and Kate Middleton stayed in London, while the pandemic is severely raging in the United Kingdom (more than 2,600 cases identified and more than 100 people died on March 18, 2020). “There must be a physical presence within the monarchy, not just a virtual one. (The Duke of Cambridge) is third in succession, and in good health like his brother. The Covid-19 should not pose a serious threat to him, his wife or children. He will do a great job“, analysis, for the Daily Mail, Nigel Cawthorne, author of Call Me Diana: Princess Diana on Herself ((Call me Diana: Princess Diana on itself in French).
“(Harry) would love to help him”
The queen’s grandson did not wait to act. This Wednesday, March 18, prince solemnly addressed the people in a video posted on the Kensington Palace Twitter account. In a calm voice, the Duke of Cambridge tried to reassure the British and asserted himself as the man for the job. However, the context is far from ideal for the father of George, Charlotte and Louis. His brother Harry now lives with his family on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, in Canada, and has renounced to perform his royal duties. Still, if Kate Middleton were to become pregnant during the pandemic, the crown should “beg Prince Harry to come in support”, adds Nigel Cawthorne.
And contrary to what one might believe, the Duke of Sussex would not hesitate to support his elder. “I’m sure he would come back and would love to help him too. He would do anything to protect his father and grandmother”, continues the British writer. However, the possibility of a return still remains very hypothetical, since the Prince Harry is confined to Canada and unable to travel at this time. Above all, the number of official events of the royal family has been reduced like a grain of sorrow. There remains, however, the need for a royal presence in the holding of certain informal meetings on State matters. What justify an exceptional return of Harry?