Prince Charles & # 39; Steadfastness was rigorously tested yesterday when a man he chatted with in an Asda distribution center passed out cold in front of him.
The Royal was on a tour of the Bristol facility with Ms. Camilla when the nameless worker passed out.
The man had been introduced to Charles, and the two exchanged courtesies when he suddenly staggered from side to side before falling backwards to the prince's first shock.
Charles, 71, watched as workers and bystanders rushed to the aid.
But after a brief pause and after being given a hint that the man who was now in the recovery position seemed to be coming over, Charles went unconcerned to the next person on the lineup to talk to.
The Prince of Wales meets the employee today in front of the Asda Distribution Center in Bristol
The man begins to sway on the spot as he speaks to the prince in front of the distribution center
The man falls backwards onto the floor as helpers immediately rush to his aid and ensure that he is not injured
In the background tThe man is then helped to his feet and is led away from the marquee before returning and standing next to his colleagues.
The man is on his feet again and smiles when he continues his conversation with the prince a few minutes later.
MailOnline asked Asda for a comment.
The event took place in a marquee outside the main building, with people two meters apart to maintain social distance.
The scenes came when Charles and Camilla, 72, met some of the 700 workers at the Asda center in Bristol, as well as drivers and employees in nearby shops.
Employees reported how they had returned from retirement, worked extra hours and different shift patterns, and postponed vacations to meet the increased demand in supermarkets.
The affected prince watches the man as employees surround and check him
After Prince Charles learns that the man is fine, he starts talking to another employee
The king meets the man again after he has recovered and speaks to him during his visit
Camilla cut a stylish figure in a timeless cream-colored dress and jacket, which she coordinated with a matching scarf and camel-colored shoes.
It was fitted with a pair of dangling pearl earrings and completed the look with a few delicate gold bracelets.
Chris Tilly, 48, general manager of the distribution center, said the work was "really, really challenging" but added: "We had a lot of support from colleagues across the company who worked extra hours and shifts to do the job hold." Shelves filled for customers. & # 39;
He continued: “I think it's fantastic that the Prince and Duchess have taken the time to come to the distribution center and meet colleagues.
“Every single colleague they saw thanked them for what they had done in the past 14 weeks that really humiliated me.
Prince Charles (71) and Camilla (image) (72) are visiting the Asda Distribution Center in Bristol today as they slowly return to royal engagements amid the pandemic
The Prince of Wales, President of the Community Economy, and Camilla (pictured) thank the staff who kept the country's vital food supplies moving throughout the coronavirus pandemic
The royal couple unveiled a plaque to visit the Bristol distribution center today (photo)
"They were really interested in what the Asda colleagues were doing, how long they had worked for us and just wanted to know how they were coping with the pandemic."
Asda has worked with the Prince's Business in the Community initiative, as well as the charity partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust.
Richard Sigward, 74, a warehouse operator, has worked for Asda for 17 years and told the couple that he refused to retire.
The Duchess of Cornwall uses her socially distant greeting when she arrives next to Prince Charles (picture)
Camilla (pictured) cut a stylish figure in a timeless cream-colored dress and jacket, which she coordinated with a matching scarf
In the background was a banner that read: “A big thank you to all of my key colleagues for their great work during the COVID 19 pandemic. Pictured Charles and Camilla
The staff told the royal couple how they worked extra hours and different shift patterns, and postponed the vacation to meet increasing demand. Pictured, Camilla
During the visit, the Prince of Wales (pictured) thanked those who kept the country's vital food supplies moving throughout the coronavirus pandemic
Charles put on an elegant gray suit, which he combined with a light blue shirt and dark blue patterned tie. Pictured with Camilla
"The Duchess said to me that she definitely agrees that people who can work and enjoy doing it should continue," he said.
She said she refused to withdraw. The prince was the same. & # 39;
The royal couple also visited the Turnbull & Asser shirt factory, where employees in the early stages of the pandemic changed their entire production line to make scrubs for the NHS.
Turnbull & Asser was founded in 1885 and produces luxury shirts and ties for many famous customers, including the Prince. He set up new machines and produced medical-grade NHS peels for eight weeks.
The royal duo (pictured together) slowly returned to their public duties as the ban on restrictions was relaxed
The couple met some of the 700 workers in the Asda center, as well as drivers and employees in nearby shops. Prince Charles in the picture
During the visit, Camilla and Charles (pictured), along with the staff, made sure that they followed the rules for social distance
The event took place in a marquee outside the building, with people two meters apart. In the picture, the Duchess of Cornwall speaks to employees
Charles and Camilla's visit took place in the car park of the company's factory in the Quedgeley area of Gloucester.
The prince announced that he was involved in the effort and said, “Was it a very busy time making these scrubs? Did you keep up with the demand? Brilliant.
"It made a big difference and it made a big difference for the local general practitioner when I managed to get them in touch with your beautifully made scrubs."
The Duchess of Cornwall speaks to a worker during a visit with Prince Charles to the Turnbull & Asser shirt factory in Gloucester
Camilla speaks to a worker today during a visit with Prince Charles to the Turnbull & Asser shirt factory in Gloucester
In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, the company switched its entire production line to peels for the NHS. In the picture, Camilla smiles
Prince Charles and Camilla (pictured) visited the shirt factory, where new machines were rented for eight weeks during the COVID 19 crisis and medical-quality NHS peels were manufactured
Charles and Camilla's visit took place in the car park of the company's factory in the Quedgeley area of Gloucester. Pictured together
Turnbull & Asser was founded in 1885 and produces luxury shirts and ties for many famous customers, including the prince himself (picture).
The Prince of Wales (pictured, speaking to staff) announced that he was involved in the effort to make peels for the NHS and said, “Was it a very busy time making these peels? Did you keep up with the demand? Brilliant & # 39;
The royal couple visited the Turnbull & Asser shirt factory for their second engagement of the day. Pictured, Camilla
Prince Charles (pictured) spoke to shirt factory employees who contributed to the manufacture of scrubs in the global crisis and said: "It made such a difference for the local general practitioner that I managed to make them with your beautifully made ones To bring peels into contact. "
At the height of the COVID 19 pandemic, the shirt maker switched its entire production line to peels for the British NHS. Prince Charles in the picture
The Duchess of Cornwall greets socially distant as she gets out of the car next to Prince Charles in Gloucester
Camilla waves from the front seat of a car after a visit with Prince Charles to the shirt factory
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