Dramatic moment supermarket worker faints while chatting to Prince Charles

Jul 10, 2020
Prince Charles can be seen talking to the man before he dramatically faints. Source: The Royal Family Channel/Twitter.

The shocking moment a supermarket worker fainted mid-conversation while chatting to the Prince of Wales has been caught on camera.

In the footage, which has since been shared on social media, Prince Charles can be seen talking to the man outside of a UK distribution centre when the supermarket worker starts to sway and appears unsteady on his feet, before dramatically collapsing to the ground.

Prince Charles reached out as the man fell, while a number of concerned bystanders quickly ran to the man’s aid. The shocked royal can be heard saying in the clip “dear, oh dear” and “goodness”. Thankfully the man recovered quickly and continued his conversation with the royal after receiving medical attention.

Prince Charles and Camilla were visiting the Asda Distribution centre in Bristol, England to thank workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. “The Prince and The Duchess today thanked staff at @asda for all they have done to keep the country’s vital food supplies moving throughout the Coronavirus pandemic,” Clarence House said in a statement on Instagram.

“Their Royal Highnesses heard about the supermarket’s work with charities @fareshareuk and the @trusselltrust, who fight hunger and food poverty. Asda’s funding has allowed FareShare to support over 336,000 people and the Trussell Trust to set up e-referral systems for 230 of their food banks.”

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Later in the day, Charles and Camilla also visited the Turnbull and Assert shirt factory in Gloucester to meet staff members, who during the early stages the pandemic, switched their entire production line to making scrubs for the NHS. Camilla dressed for the occasion in a white flared skirt and blouse, which she coordinated with a matching scarf and a sensible pair of tan heels. While Prince Charles looked dapper in a light grey suit matched with a blue shirt and dotted tie.

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It comes just a few days after Camilla stepped out for a solo royal engagement, having recently returned to work following the Covid-19 lockdown. The 72-year-old spent the day in the English town of Swindon yesterday as she met with groups of essential workers who have been on the frontline throughout the ongoing pandemic.

The duchess wore a smart navy blue frock for the outing, which featured a bold geometric print and a contrasting white collar. Camilla paired the dress with a pair of her trusty beige court shoes and carried a cream scarf with her, no doubt to protect against the unpredictable British weather.

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The duchess met hospital staff, ambulance workers and firefighters in Swindon. Source: Getty.

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