Amid the breakout of the coronavirus, the royal family has mainly been conducting their affairs from home, with most royal engagements having been cancelled by now due to health concerns.

In a new video for the National Emergencies Trust, Prince William has now become the first member of the royal family to address the pandemic publicly as he delivered a solemn but positive speech.

Prince William: "People of the UK have a unique ability to pull together"

The Duke of Cambridge appeals to the British people to help raise funds for the National Emergencies Trust to help local charities in supporting all those who are suffering hardship in times of the coronavirus outbreak.

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"Whenever and wherever adversity strikes, the people of the UK have a unique ability to pull together. The way that local communities support those affected shows the very best of our values and human nature."

"The public’s desire to help in the wake of tragedy needs to be managed and channeled in the best possible way - which is why the establishment of National Emergencies Trust was so important."

"I said at its launch last year that I dreaded the day when it would be needed. Sadly, with the outbreak of COVID-19, that day has come faster than any of us would have hoped."

A good speech during a difficult time. Click HERE to find out how to donate to the National Emergencies Trust.

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