Prince Charles left shocked as Asda worker suddenly FAINTS halfway through chat with royal

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PRINCE CHARLES was left stunend when an Asda worker fainted after greeting him outside the Asda Distribution Centre in Bristol.

Prince Charles, 71, and Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, 71, visited an Asda distribution centre to thank staff who have worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic. They met some of the 700 workers at the centre in Bristol on Thursday, as well as delivery drivers and those based at nearby stores. But before entering the building, video footage captured the moment a man fell in front of a concerned Charles.

Video footage shows the unnamed worker swaying before falling to the floor.

Charles had stretched out his arm to save him and then worryingly looked at the man while others rushed to help.

The man came to seconds later and got up from the floor.

He went on to continue his conversation with the royal.

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Prince Charles was shocked when a man fainted in front of him (Image: GETTY/ITN)

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Prince Charles visited an Asda distribution centre to thank staff (Image: ITN)

At the end of the visit, Charles and Camilla unveiled a plaque marking the day.

Charles told staff: “Thank you, thank you very much everybody. You deserve a stiff drink after all this.”

The couple next visited the Turnbull & Asser shirt factory, where staff switched their entire production line to make scrubs for the NHS in the early stages of the pandemic.

Turnbull & Asser, which was founded in 1885 and makes luxurious shirts and ties for many famous clients including Charles, hired new machines and produced medical-grade NHS scrubs for eight weeks.

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Prince Charles and Camilla met some of the 700 employees who have helped during the pandemic (Image: GETTY)

Charles and Camilla’s visit was held in the car park of the company’s factory in the Quedgeley area of Gloucester.

While being introduced to staff, Charles was told the firm also makes pyjamas and the prince asked one employee: “Are you the pyjama expert?”

He then asked: “Was it a very busy time trying to make these scrubs? You kept up with demand? Brilliant.

“It made such a difference and it made such a difference to the local GP as I managed to put them in touch with your beautifully made scrubs.”

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Before leaving, Charles and Camilla signed the visitors’ book.

Speaking after their visit, managing director Jonathan Baker said: “We closed the factory on March 24 as we felt it was the right thing to do but we soon recognised there was a shortage of PPE and said what could we do.

“We were quite slow at first as it was completely different machinery but we got up to speed very quickly.”

He said the company was “grateful and humble” that Charles and Camilla had recognised its work during the pandemic.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK