Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles Are the First Royals Going Back to Work IRL

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are getting back to business, and they’re doing it from a social distance, of course. 

It was revealed on Friday that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be the first members of the royal family to physically attend a royal engagement since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to royal reporter, Rebecca English, Queen Elizabeth’s son and his wife will return to Clarence House next week where they will meet President Macron of France for a socially distanced engagement. The meeting is in honor of the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s ‘Appel,’ a speech given by the general during World War 2. 

Other members of the royal fam will shortly follow in Charles and Camilla’s footsteps. Per a Tweet by English, Prince William and Kate Middleton “are also looking at scheduling in a small number of face to face official events.”

And while this is definitely a start, it doesn’t mean things are completely back to normal just yet. Publically held royal engagements, such as Her Majesty’s Trooping the Colour birthday parade, are still a no-go. Most of their work will still be conducted via video conference calls “for the foreseeable future.” Hey, we’ll take what we can get. 

Hopefully, this means we get to see our favorite royals sporting regal face masks.