The Prince of Wales expressed his sadness over the "horrific" Covid-19 situation in India on Wednesday.
"This week, I have been deeply saddened by the tragic images we have all seen as Covid-19 takes its horrific toll in India," Prince Charles said in a message sent to the people of India, in which he urged the public to support the country.
As India has helped others, so now must we help India," he said.
"With support from the Indian diaspora, the British Asian Trust has launched an Emergency Appeal for India to channel this desire to do something about this terrible situation and help save lives. Many members of the diaspora, and others including businesses, trusts and foundations, have already come together behind this appeal. I do hope that even more of us might be able to provide support to help those in India in their time of need," he added.
On Tuesday, India reported its highest daily death toll since the beginning of the pandemic, with 3,293 deaths. India’s coronavirus death toll has now surpassed 200,000 people.
For seven consecutive days, the country has reported more than 300,000 new daily cases.
On Tuesday, a record 360,960 new cases were recorded by health authorities.