Prince Charles had a worrying start to his visit to an Asda distribution centre yesterday when a member of staff fainted in front of him.
The Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall were being given a tour of the facility in Bristol to thank staff who have worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Charles and Camilla met some of the 700 workers at the centre, as well as delivery drivers and those based at nearby stores.
Many had returned from retirement, worked extra hours and different shift patterns, and had postponed holidays to cope with increased demand at supermarkets. But one man – who has not been named – suddenly fell ill as he began exchanging pleasantries with the Prince of Wales outside the centre.