Bravo 👏 Prince Charles. On another thread, this is what I wanted HM to do but agree that Charles probably was the better choice. Another fisher made the argument they had to coordinate messages with the Govt but the messages the Prime Minister makes v. Royal Family are very different messages. What I found particularly comforting from Charles was “we don’t know when this will end. But end it will”. Like most, I’m getting so anxious about trying not getting sick, remote learning for my child, etc etc...it was nice to hear that this will end. My child will go back to school, I won’t wear a mask forever, etc.
The message the royals put out complements the PMs message AND is done with the total approval of the PM. The government tells them what to say. Other than the Queen's Christmas message they don't say anything without government approval so Charles' message would have been approved and anything the Queen may say, if she is allowed to speak to the nation, will be what the government wants her to say.