A BIZARRE photo frame of a white figure behind Prince Charles when he appeared on the video link left royal fans baffled today.
The 71-year-old praised the work being done to open the new NHS Nightingale hospital in just nine days to fight the coronavirus – broadcasting the message live from his home in Scotland.
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But some remained puzzled after examining the office behind the future king.
Among a number of comforting family photos, there was a photo frame that simply seemed to have a white figure against a black background.
One person joked on Twitter: “Did Charles forget to put a picture in the frame? “
Another simply added: “What the …”
Charles spread the message from a room in his home in Birkhall, Scotland – using a box and a copy of his own book, Harmony: A New Way of Seeing Our World, to support his iPad.
Other photographs behind the Prince of Wales included a photo of him with his sons, Prince Harry and William.
A photograph of her mother the Queen was also on display, as well as a snapshot of her wedding day with Camilla.
Charles today praised “the incredible job achievement” that saw the opening of a new 4,000-bed coronavirus hospital in just nine days.
The new facility is expected to play a key role in the fight against the terrible virus which has so far claimed over 3,000 lives in the UK.
Speaking from his Scottish home in Birkhall, Prince Charles said his thoughts and prayers would be with patients who needed treatment for the deadly virus.
He told the crowd, who stood out according to the rules of social distancing: “It is undoubtedly a spectacular feat and almost incredible in every way – from its speed of construction as we have heard to its size and to the skills of those who created it.
“An example, if we ever needed to know how the impossible can be made possible and how we can achieve the unthinkable by human will and ingenuity. “
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In the moving speech, he added, “In this dark time, this place will be a bright light. “
The military has joined the NHS to transform the ExCel Center in East London into a new hospital, and is expected to begin accepting its first patients this evening.
It was one of his first royal functions after the future king came out of seven days of isolation after being tested positive for the coronavirus.
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And the queen, 93, will speak to the nation about the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday.
It is rare for the Queen to address the nation other than her annual Christmas message.
Buckingham Palace confirmed today that the message would be released at 8 p.m. on Sunday April 5.