Prince Charles says he greatly fears for young people’s futures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
He says young people will need ‘urgent help’ both now and in the near future.
Writing for The Telegraph he outlined his concerns.
What did Prince Charles say about young people?
He explained that the pandemic will negatively affect many young people’s education, future job prospects and indeed mental health.
The royal wrote: “For anyone, this is a difficult time – but it is a particularly difficult time to be young.”
He went on to say that he is immensely proud of the work that The Prince’s Trust has achieved.
And that the tough time young people face today is similar to youth unemployment levels when the trust was first established back in 1976.
What does The Prince’s Trust do?
Prince Charles further explained: “Over all these years since the Trust was launched, there has never been an easy time.
“However, there has never been a time as uniquely challenging as the present, when the pandemic has left perhaps another million young people needing urgent help to protect their futures.”
The Prince’s Trust helps young people find jobs and learn employability skills.
Figures have shown that young people in the UK have been most greatly affected by unemployment this year.
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Experts also fear for students mental health as various universities go into lockdown.
Moreover, Prince Charles himself suffered from COVID-19 back in March, and was forced into self-isolation.
Meanwhile, the Prince’s strong words comes just a week after he warned Brits about the dangers of climate change.
In a recorded message, he urged the world to take ‘swift action’ to combat global warming.
His words included: “Without swift and immediate action, at an unprecedented pace and scale, we will miss the window of opportunity to ‘reset’ for… a more sustainable and inclusive future.”
He has regarded himself an environmentalist for decades.
And now he is urging for drastic measures to prevent future generations from being potentially ruined by the negative effects of climate change.
He continued: “[The] crisis has been with us for far too many years – decried, denigrated and denied.
“It is now rapidly becoming a comprehensive catastrophe that will dwarf the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.”
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