Queen Elizabeth normally delivers her message at the annual Royal Variety Performance as the patron of the Royal Variety Charity. This year, however, Her Majesty is passing down the responsibility to her heir, Prince Charles.
According to Daily Express, the Prince of Wales will be preparing a special video message which will be played at the actual event on Nov. 29 on ITV. Most of the variety's activities will be held on the virtual platform but the performance itself will take place in Blackpool.
Royal Variety Charity chairman Giles Cooper said it would be an honor to have the Prince of Wales share his message to the public who look forward to watching the show every year. The annual program is hoping to raise more funds for the grants that are awarded to deserving workers in the entertainment industry.
Apart from Prince Charles, Britain's pandemic national hero Captain Sir Tom Moore will also appear in a remote telecast in his house. The centenarian is expected to sing an inspirational cover song.
Other performers at this year's fundraiser include Gary Barlow, Sheridan Smith, Samantha Banks, Mel C of the Spice Girls and the winner of the most recent season of Britain's Got Talent, Jon Courtenay. Comedian Jason Manford has been tapped as this year's presenter.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles has been hard at work as his mother continues her isolation in Windsor Castle, with Prince Philip, during the second nationwide lockdown in the U.K. The Prince of Wales had a YouTube appearance for the online Festival of Climate Action, which kicked off on Nov. 18.
The future King of England said that his work to promote and educate sustainability in the last 40 years has its challenges. He will, however, keep reiterating his call for businesses to "rethink and reset" the ways they carry out their operations with sustainable measures.
Prince Charles acknowledged that moving to a green business is not exactly for the faint of heart though he hopes that people will be encouraged to change their ways given the dangers of climate change.
The heir to the throne turned 72 on Nov. 14 and celebrated in Germany, where he was carrying out his royal duties. Prince Charles was with his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, for a short visit on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Crown. The royal also assured Germany that Britain will always be its friend despite Brexit. Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Budenbender welcomed Prince Charles and Camilla in Berlin.