I WONDER what Kevin McKenna would have added to his excellent article on Wednesday (Don’t give me any of this mince that we’re all in this struggle together, March 25) , had he known Prince Charles had used his rank and privilege to break all the rules on movement and travel to Scotland?

After arriving at Balmoral he was then tested for Covid-19, ahead of all health workers, despite not being an “essential worker”. Clarence House supports him, giving no good reason for it.

Fed up with rich and entitled using Scotland as their bolt hole. Despite living abroad, I pay UK income tax!

Liza Russell
Landshut, Germany

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IN this difficult period of national health, one might be curious as to why one would want to move to one’s holiday home when one’s normal home is perfectly secluded by farmland and woodland.

I refer, of course, to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, who bide in the well-secluded permanent Highgrove House in deepest Oxfordshire.

A similar question might be posed concerning his mum and dad, who bide in another secluded home with acres of parkland in London, who decided to travel to their holiday home in Windsor.

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And then we also read that the royal Deeside couple jumped the national queue by getting a coronavirus test done after Charlie felt ill. Thus disregarding hospital staff, to say nothing of the rest of the nation who have thus far been denied the same.

Good Morning Scotland news, when interviewing the Scottish Chief Medical Officer, did pose the question about a married couple in Deeside, one of whom was proving positive while the other was not. But this was ignored, using patient confidentiality as the reason. Quite right too, except it was splashed all over the front page of today’s National. Well done our top Scottish newspaper for providing us with the information.

Alan Magnus-Bennett

THE campervan owners who invaded the Trossachs at the weekend were rightly castigated by the media for their selfish actions. These same media channels are now reporting that Prince Charles has returned to his home at Birkhall, presumably from his holiday home in London.

He has broken his own government’s instructions designed to limit the spread of Covid-19.

I hope that when he gets up tomorrow morning he finds every road near his secluded lodge on his private estate clogged with campervans owned by people following his example.

John Jamieson
South Queensferry

DURING this time of national emergency, we are constantly aware that we will see the best and the worst in our society.

I feel I have witnessed one of the worst incidences, namely the obscene haste in which our under-pressure NHS was mobilised to test Prince Charles and and his wife for coronavirus. These tests are not yet available to frontline health professionals, yet this pampered prince is given an astonishing priority.

He should hang his head in utter shame, but I know this arrogant man won’t.

Terry Keegans
Beith, North Ayrshire

I DIDN’T think I could hold the Royal family in greater contempt but after the news of Prince Charles’s totally selfish behaviour I do. He and Camilla fled to isolation on the Balmoral Estate and had Covid-19 tests in an Aberdeenshire hospital – this is in complete contradiction to the advice given to members of the general public.

There is no reason why he couldn’t have stayed in Highgrove. The Royal family have always been a total waste of space and seem to be becoming even more so.

Charles ignored all the advice from the medical experts, and also jumped the queue. His attitude shows that he thinks he is better than the rest of us – it seems that privilege is still alive and well in our nation.

On the other side of the coin, the altruism shown by so many people in this crisis gladdens my heart.

Susan Rowberry

RECENT stories in The National have criticised the rise in people heading north to avoid the coronavirus. Kate Forbes MSP highlighted this very problem.

If you live elsewhere, please do not use the Highlands as your means of self-isolation. People who live here are trying to follow government guidance and the continuing flow of campervans and other traffic (how about an RAF private aircraft) who appear to be escaping the cities is not helping.

Prince Charles is not immune to the virus but is clearly immune to such advice!

I do wish him a speedy recovery. I’m only highlighting the hypocrisy of it all.

Robin MacLean
Fort Augustus

SO the heir to the throne brings the virus to Balmoral. Better to risk the health of a few colonials than that of mummy and daddy. One headline reads “Charles is the latest to be laid low”. One thing is certain: he will never be as low as he is at this moment.

Joe Cowan

THE need for isolation and containment is obvious to control the virus. Local containment should not be compromised by infection “parachuting” in from outside.

When foot and mouth disease threatened the British Isles in 2001, draconian measures restricted the movement of people and livestock.

Transporting a goat from Dorset to Dingwall would have been impossible because it could have established another centre of infection.

Nick Aitken
Seattle, USA