Prince Charles has unveiled an online book of remembrance which has been launched at St Paul`s Cathedral for people who died from coronavirus in the UK.
Everyone was invited to make contributions to the project called Remember Me which is open to all faiths and beliefs. Relatives, friends and carers of the victims of the coronavirus can submit the name, photograph and a short message in remembrance of the deceased.
In a video message, the Prince of Wales who survived the coronavirus infection said that the virtual memorial was a chance to mark “our loss and sorrow, but also to be thankful for everything good that those we have loved brought into our lives”.
He added: “This virtual book of remembrance is here to help us remember; not just to recall our loss and sorrow, but also to be thankful for everything good that those we have loved brought into our lives, and all that they have given to others.”
The St Paul’s community was also impacted by the virus when their community member, mother of Oliver Caroe, surveyor of the fabric of the cathedral, died at the age of 81 on the 5th of April due to the coronavirus.
The Dean of St Paul`s Cathedral, the Very Reverend David Ison said: “For centuries, St Paul`s Cathedral has been a place to remember the personal and national impact of great tragedies, from the losses of war to the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire”.
“We have heard so many sad stories of those affected by the pandemic, and all our thoughts and prayers are with them. Every person is valued and worthy of remembrance.”