Charles unusually strong comments were odd for him, royal expert suggests
Prince Charles’ decision to condemn the sickening abuse of frontline workers during the pandemic is out of character, according to royal commentators.
The Prince of Wales hit out at the “unacceptable” rise in attacks of NHS staff during a visit to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London last Thursday (June 17).
According to ITV’s royal correspondent Chris Ship, the comments were “unusually strong” from the next in line to the throne.
“We saw Prince Charles out and about in a hospital and had some unusually strong words from him,” he said on ITV’s Royal Rota podcast.
“It's actually quite odd for him to stop sometimes and talk to the cameras, which he did on this occasion.
“He wanted to express his shock and horror, I suppose.
“Horror that the number of incidents of violence against frontline emergency workers has gone up in recent years.”
Despite saving countless lives during the Covid pandemic, NHS in England recently reported that 3,569 ambulance staff were assaulted in 2020 and 2021.
That is a 32% rise on previous years, fellow Royal Rota host Lizzie Robinson added.
At the hospital last week, Charles spoke to staff and said: “You can't believe it, can you?
"When I think of what it has been like for so long, and how many people have been lucky enough to have wonderful paramedics and ambulance staff coming to their rescue."
"But now you find the situation rising – violence, attacks, verbal attacks, racial abuse and everything else.
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"To me it's unreal, unacceptable. Why attack the people who are trying to look after you?"
It comes Daily Star was told by a royal expert that the distance between Harry and Charles was a “good thing” as the pair celebrated Father’s Day.
Sunday (June 20) was Charles’ first Father’s Day without Prince Philip, who died in April this year.
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