Prince Charles appeared in a video call from his Birkhall home in front of an array of Royal Family pictures, but fans of The Firm struggled to work out why one picture frame was empty.
Royal fans were left baffled after Prince Charles appeared on a video call with a blank picture frame behind him.
In the bizarre clip, an empty frame with a white silhouette appeared over the Prince of Wales’ left shoulder as he broadcast from his Scottish home in Birkhall.
Alongside the mystery frame was an array of other pictures all showing members of the Royal Family, including his sons Prince Harry and Prince William.
The 71-year-old was on the call to make a televised speech to mark the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital in April 2020, towards the start of the Covid pandemic.
In the video, he called the hospital “an intensely practical message of hope at this time of national suffering” and thanked everyone who had made it possible.
“It is, without doubt, a spectacular and almost unbelievable feat of work in every sense, from its speed of construction – in just nine days as we’ve heard – to its size and the skills of those who have created it,” he added.
An example, if ever one was needed, of how the impossible could be made possible and how we can achieve the unthinkable through human will and ingenuity.”
Despite his inspiring words, viewers couldn’t help but point out the missing picture.
Taking to the internet to express their confusion, some suggested that perhaps one of the royals had to be swapped out.
One person said: “Prince Charles currently giving a speech. Empty photo frame in the background? Is this for the lost siblings within the ranks?”
Another wrote: “Dumb question – what is that frame behind Prince Charles that looks like someone was cut out of a picture?”
A third said: “What’s happening with the photograph in the frame behind Prince Charles?” While a fourth added: “Why does Prince Charles have a blank silhouette in the picture behind him?”