Prince William Channels Strong Community Spirit and Says Britain Is at Its Best Amid Crisis

Prince William shared charity updates with royal fans as he spoke to heads of various organizations helping out during the coronavirus pandemic. Britain is showing their community spirit. 

Prince William is giving credit to the British public for their hard work and positive spirit. On Monday, he checked in with a few charities under the newly formed National Emergencies Trust. 

The Duke of Cambridge shared clips from his conversation with Yorkshire and Wales charities whose volunteers were helping the public through the outbreak. The clip is found below. 

Small charities making a difference

While there's no doubt that the number of deaths resulting from the coronavirus has caused great sorrow, Prince William pointed out how the community spirit of Britain is now shining through. 

In one of the clips shared on the Kensington Royal Instagram account, the Prince spoke to Jacky Crawford, head of service at the Moorland Community Charity in East Riding, Yorkshire. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on January 5, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. | Photo: Getty Images.

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on January 5, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. | Photo: Getty Images.

Prince William thinks Britain at its best

Crawford's institution helps deliver fresh, warm meals to those in need. Since the crisis, Crawford noted that there was a "really dramatic increase" in their referrals. 

She made the obvious connection to COVID-19, stating that only a crisis could bring persons together. In turn, the Prince agreed with her, saying, "I think Britain is at its best, weirdly, when we're all in a crisis." 

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Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health — in recent weeks The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time. Last week ☎️ The Duke spoke to @mindcharity CEO Paul Farmer, and The Duchess spoke to Catherine Roche, CEO of @_place2be. Today Public Health England has published new guidance to help support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and updated its world-leading Every Mind Matters platform, with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak; take a look at our Story or visit the link in our bio 📱 to find out more. Speaking about the new guidance, The Duke and Duchess said: • “It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being. • By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead”. • The Government has also announced a grant for @MindCharity to help fund their services for people struggling with their mental wellbeing during this time.

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A sense of community in crisis

He added: "That community spirit and community feel comes rushing back quicker than anything else." The Prince later spoke to Natalie Webster of the Dal Dy Dir community farm. 

The organization also provides food to the needy, focusing on people with disabilities who work as volunteers on the farm. Webster's organization is located in Wales, where William's dad serves as the Prince. 

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The Duke of Cambridge, newly announced as Patron of @National_Emergencies_Trust_ (NET) spoke with the Moorlands Community Charity in Yorkshire about the challenges they are facing and how they are using NET funding to support their community. The charity runs a food bank and are delivering freshly cooked hot meals to increasing numbers of isolated individuals, and have seen a significant rise in referrals to the service since the outbreak of Covid-19. Moorlands accessed NET funding extremely quickly in order to purchase emergency rations of female sanitary products, nappies, baby milk powder and toilet rolls, that had been in short supply due to stockpiling. Visit @national_emergencies_trust_ to find out more about #NETCoronavirusAppeal, launched by The Duke of Cambridge last month.

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The Cambridges video call a school

Earlier this month, both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge collaborated for a virtual school visit to the Casterton Primary Academy, one of the few schools still open to help parents who are essential workers. 

The royal couple spoke to both students and teachers. Via video call, William gave a special thank you to the teachers for providing the children with a sense of normality and structure as their parents do their job.

The kids were dressed up with bunny ears in celebration of the Easter season. At one point, they held up drawings of their parents and explained why they were proud of them. 

The royals shared the heartwarming call to Instagram, where it received over half a million likes and almost 15,000 comments. We hope their spirits inspire others to help out in any way they can. 

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