Prince Charles makes rare comment as he speaks out about Brexit

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla made a special visit to the Cabinet Office.

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Prince Charles made a rare comment about Brexit. The heir apparent visited Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday.

Prince Charles seemed to have addressed Brexit yesterday as he visited the Cabinet Office to speak to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The heir apparent made the visit alongside wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, joking that he didn’t want the couple to get in the way of the Prime Minister’s busy day as he reshuffled the cabinet.

The Prince of Wales then seemed to address Brexit, which has been going on for the last two and a half years, as he said to the former Mayor of London, "I do congratulate you, particularly when I know how much work extra work you had to do in the last two years.

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“With little sleep probably and not seeing much of your families, so I hope now things are slightly less stressful."

Prince Charles went on to speak to other members of staff and government, saying, "Both my wife and I - we did wonder whether it was quite the most sensible day to come. We did say 'please, we don't want to get in your way' but we were told it was all right."

"I just want to say for me (it is) fascinating always to see what is happening in the heart of government in the Cabinet Office,” continued the royal. “When I was much, much younger I remember spending a certain amount of time going round various departments.

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“I was even able to spend the whole day at Number 10 with the then prime minister Mr (James) Callaghan, which was fascinating, you can imagine, at that stage in life."

"I do realise just what an immensely important role you all play,” he added. “It's easy to say that but I do know that it's so dependent on all of you working in teams and then as one great big team."

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