Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is not the only royal family member who has received some devastating news while in quarantine in England due to the coronavirus.
Princess Anne has received word that her beloved charity, the Animal Health Trust, is closing its doors because of the ongoing health crisis that has left the world in shamble.
Animal Health Trust was set to celebrate its 77th anniversary this year. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh‘s only daughter, had been the president of the organization since 1991.
The veterinary charity, also known as AHT, had more than 200 scientists, vets, and support workers. It provided fundings for experts to study and to cure diseases in companion animals, including horses, dogs, and cats.
The charity was founded in 1942 by Dr. WR Wooldridge. The Queen was named the charity’s patron from 1959 until 2016, and it meant a lot to her.
AHT made this sad announcement: “It is with deep regret that today we have announced to our colleagues that the Animal Health Trust’s Board of Trustees have concluded that the Trust needs to close and next week will formally begin the process to wind-up the AHT.”
The statement went on to say: “The decision to cease operations has been reached after several months of trying to secure funding. Although substantial progress was made, the charity has been unable to secure the significant funds it needs to have a long-term viable future.”
When Princess Anne, 69, discovered that the charity was having financial problems, she took part in numerous calls where she spoke to the trustees about finding ways to raise funds.
As reported previously Duchess of Cambridge’s beloved patronage, Action on Addiction was also forced to close down.
The charity. which helped people affected by drug and alcohol addiction, explained: “We are very sorry to announce that as a result of the financial impact of COVID-19, The Brink Café in Parr Street, Liverpool, will not reopen when the government’s restrictions ease. Like many people and organizations, Action on Addiction, which has continued to support The Brink Café since its inception in 2011, has been adversely affected by Covid-19. We have had to introduce numerous measures to address the financial implications of the pandemic to safeguard Action on Addiction’s future, thereby ensuring the continued delivery of our frontline treatment services in Liverpool and elsewhere.”
It went on to say: “This is, however, a very sad moment for Action on Addiction. We are humbled by the strength of feeling that exists in relation to The Brink Café and would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt messages of support. We are immensely proud of the achievements of our staff and volunteers and thank them for all their hard work and dedication – it is a truly inspirational team.”
COVID-19 has changed the monarchy.