The Duchess of Cornwall sent a message to the victims of domestic violence during the coronavirus blockade, urging them to “stay safe” during the pandemic.
72-year-old Camilla admitted that while we should all stay at home, for many it is “not a safe place” and told victims she “couldn’t imagine” how hard it is to be stuck with their abusers.
In a passionate social media postStill isolated from Prince Charles, 71, in Birkhall after testing positive for coronavirus, Camilla urged people to be in danger of seeking help and emphasizing that they were “not alone.”
The Prince of Wales has a ‘mild’ form of the disease, while the Duchess of Cornwall has been tested negative and shows no symptoms of the virus, which has killed 759 people and infected 14,579 more in the UK so far.
The Duchess of Cornwall sent a message to the victims of domestic violence during the coronavirus blockade, urging them to ‘stay safe’ during the pandemic
“This is a difficult time for everyone,” Camilla said in a series of comments, “Because we are all asked to stay at home to stay safe.
“But it’s even more difficult for some of you because home isn’t a safe place.”
“I can only imagine that the question of staying there can be very isolating and frightening for you and your family. It may mean that you spend more time with the person who hurts you. ‘
She urged those unable to leave their home to call the National Domestic Violence Helpline and insisted that the victims are “not alone” in their plight.
72-year-old Camilla appears to remain in isolation from 71-year-old Charles in Scotland after the future king tested positive for coronavirus
“If this is your situation, or if you’re concerned about someone else, I want you to know you’re not alone.
Even if you can’t leave your home, you can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline or contact one of the Domestic Violence Charities. Please stay safe and seek help. ‘
This is after leading women’s charities expressed their own fears about the increase in domestic violence during the lockdown period.
Women’s Aid sent a “clear message” to anyone concerned about being trapped with their perpetrator, insisting that help and support be available through the charity and emphasizing that domestic violence remains a crime during the pandemic.
In a passionate social media post, royal power urged those at risk to seek help and told victims she “ couldn’t imagine ” how hard it is to be stuck with their abusers
Another leading charity, Refuge, has raised “concerns” about the growing incidence of domestic violence during the closure.
They said that while the usual window for women to report abuse is small, lockdown makes their chances of escaping violence ‘even smaller’ – and they have a guide for survivors of domestic violence.
Sandra Horley CBE, general manager of the National Domestic Abuse Refugee charity, said, “Refuge has undertaken a massive technology operation in the past eight days to move the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which is normally run from a cyber-safe office environment, to remote locations .
72-year-old Camilla was cheered from a window last night while 71-year-old Charles appeared in a hallway by the front door
“We achieved this through a lot of hard work and our team of experts has continued its lifesaving work while adhering to the COVID-19 movement restrictions.
“We want to reassure women that our helpline will continue to exist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it’s free and confidential.
Last night, Charles and Camilla shared a video in which they clap NHS heroes from separate parts of Birkhall House on the Balmoral estate.
The moving images surfaced on the Clarence House Instagram profile, with images also showing the royal couple who previously met front-line workers.
Clarence House’s Instagram post, shared last night, also showed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall previously meeting front-line NHS workers
FEMAIL has contacted Clarence House for comment.
Lisa Ackerley, curator and president of the Royal Society for Public Health, told FEMAIL: “If someone in the household has or has been diagnosed with coronavirus symptoms, it makes sense that they should be isolated as much as possible from the rest of the household.
For others in the household who are vulnerable, for example, if they have underlying health issues or are over 70, the advice is to try to stay away for 14 days.
“So it is quite right for Camilla to isolate herself from Charles to protect himself.”
If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask the police.
If you are not in immediate danger, call one of the following 24-hour help lines:
England: 0808 2000247
Northern Ireland: 0808 802 1414
Scotland: 0800 027 1234
Wales: 0808 8010 800