Camilla opens up on Prince Charles’s fitness as she discusses life in lockdown

The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, also discusses missing her grandchildren and how she has been enjoying wearing jeans during the coronavirus lockdown as she guest edits BBC Radio 5 Live’s The Emma Barnett Show on Tuesday. In a pre-recorded interview, Camilla will reveal heir to the throne Charles, 71, is fighting fit after catching coronavirus in March.

Camilla will say: “He is probably the fittest man of his age I know. He’ll walk and walk and walk.

“He’s like a mountain goat, he leaves everybody miles behind.”

The 72-year-old will also talk about missing her grandchildren and how she looks forward to being able to hug them again.

She will say: “You’re so excited because you haven’t seen them for three-and-a-half months … Your first reaction is to run up and hug them, and you have to sort of put up your hands. It’s a very odd feeling.”

Camilla will reveal how she has been using the internet to keep in touch with friends and family during the pandemic.

She will say: “I’m ashamed to say that I really hated the internet. I didn’t understand it and I thought, ‘what’s the point of this?’.

“Since lockdown, it’s been so brilliant because I’ve been able to communicate with family, my children, my friends.

“But it’s also taught children … otherwise children who aren’t at school what would they have done without it?”

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Speaking about how she became involved with domestic abuse charity SafeLives, she will recall hearing a story about a man who used a hammer to kill his wife.

Camilla will say: “I don’t think any of us could believe what we were hearing. I could feel the tears starting to drip down my face.

“It was so moving and so horrific that afterwards, I met her mother, a grandmother who had taken charge of the children.

“I just remember saying to her that ‘I don’t know what I can do, but if there’s anything, I promise you, I’ll try and find a way’. That’s really how it began.”

Camilla and Charles spent much of the lockdown at Birkhall in Scotland.

Charles suffered mild symptoms after contracting coronavirus in March.

The royal couple travelled back to London last month to their Clarence House residence.

The Emma Barnett Show is on BBC Radio 5 Live every Monday to Thursday between 10am and 1pm.


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