Prince Edward experiments with virtual backdrops during video call

‘He needs to stop!’ Prince Edward leaves social media users baffled as he experiments with virtual backdrops during video call

  • Prince Edward, 57, joined video call with organisations in Greater Manchester
  • Earl of Sussexss apeared to be speaking in front of virtual backdrops of the city
  • Social media users were left baffled, with one joking: ‘He needs to stop’  

Prince Edward has left social media users baffled after experimenting with virtual backdrops during his most recent video call engagements. 

The Earl of Wessex, 57, joined a video call with various organisations in Greater Manchester to hear about the vital work they’ve been doing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but appeared to be speaking in front of virtual backdrops of the city.

While many praised the royal for shining a light on important charities, others were left distracted with his virtual background, which included the likes of a bridge and clock tower, and the Urbis Centre museum. 

‘He needs to stop with virtual backgrounds though,’ wrote one. ‘It makes people look somewhat distorted.’

Prince Edward, 56, left social media users baffled after experimenting with virtual backdrops during his most recent video call engagements

While speaking with various organisations and charities in Greater Manchester to hear about the vital work they'd been doing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the royal could be seen speaking in front of virtual backdrops of the city. Pictured, in front of the Urbis Centre museum

While speaking with various organisations and charities in Greater Manchester to hear about the vital work they’d been doing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the royal could be seen speaking in front of virtual backdrops of the city. Pictured, in front of the Urbis Centre museum

The Royal Family Twitter account shared the two videos yesterday, with the first being posted alongside a caption which read: ‘The Earl of Wessex has paid a virtual visit to Greater Manchester.

‘HRH first heard about the impact of COVID-19 from representatives of the city’s health, education and homelessness services, including @MFTnhs, @MustardTreeMCR, @42ndStreetmcr, @NewmanRCCollege and @cahn_gm.’

The second tweet read: ‘The Earl also spoke to charities across Greater Manchester, including those who are caring for children with complex needs, offering mental health support, and providing refuge to those escaping domestic [email protected] @moodswingstweet @seashelltrust @FortaliceBolton.’

Many royal fans commended Prince Edward for highlighting such important local services, while others claimed the virtual backdrops had ‘distorted his head.’

Many royal fans were full of praise for Prince Edward, who used his voice to highlight vital local services, while others claimed the virtual backdrops had 'distorted his head' (pictured)

Many royal fans were full of praise for Prince Edward, who used his voice to highlight vital local services, while others claimed the virtual backdrops had ‘distorted his head’ (pictured)

‘This is really great! Glad he’s drawing awareness for these services,’ wrote one, while a second joked: ‘Loving the green screens there Edward.’ 

A third claimed that the virtual effects were ‘distorting people.’ 

Also taking to the responses was Head of NewmanRCCollege Mr G R Potts DL, who penned: ‘An absolute honour to virtually welcome HRH The Earl of Wessex today.

‘We have such talent, resilience and sense of community in #Manchester and are proud to face the challenges together.’  

The Royal Family Twitter account shared the two videos yesterday, with the second (pictured) being posted alongside a caption which read: 'The Earl also spoke to charities across Greater Manchester, including those who are caring for children with complex needs, offering mental health support, and providing refuge to those escaping domestic abuse'

The Royal Family Twitter account shared the two videos yesterday, with the second (pictured) being posted alongside a caption which read: ‘The Earl also spoke to charities across Greater Manchester, including those who are caring for children with complex needs, offering mental health support, and providing refuge to those escaping domestic abuse’

The video call comes after it was revealed that Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex spent time volunteering at a homeless charity last week – days after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey interview caused shockwaves across the globe.

The Countess, 56, cut a casual figure in a navy blue jumper and red facemask as she joined the Earl at the York Road Project, which is a charity providing support and accommodation to those experiencing homelessness in Woking.

A series of snaps were posted to their Twitter page, alongside a caption which read: ‘A huge thank you to the Earl and Countess of Wessex for joining us at our temporary facility in HG Wells conference centre, Woking.’ 

It marked the couple’s first joint engagement since the bombshell interview, where Meghan claimed that an unnamed royal – not the Queen or Duke of Edinburgh – raised concerns about Archie being ‘too brown.’