Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla spotted at Asda as they make special post-lockdown announcement

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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have been spotted at supermarket Asda, as they marked being able to come out of lockdown.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have made a special post-lockdown appearance at supermarket Asda’s distribution centre.

The royal couple headed down to Bristol earlier today to meet staff who work at the distribution centre and thank them their for all of their essential hard work that they carried out throughout the coronavirus lockdown.

Clarence House Instagram account, which is run on behalf of the heir apparent and the Duchess of Cornwall, posted a series of snaps of the duo’s visit, including a photo of a new plaque that was put up to commemorate their visit.

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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🍞🍏,’ read the post’s caption.

Since lockdown began in March, the Asda Bristol Distribution Centre has made over 12,500 deliveries to stores across South West England with the 700 depot staff members working tirelessly to cope with the increased demand,’ they continued, explaining, ‘This has meant changing shift patterns, postponing holidays, and making overnight deliveries to ensure extra food supplies reach stores for the following day.’

Outlining the supermarket’s important work with food charities FareShare and the Trussell Trust, Clarence House went on, ‘Their Royal Highnesses heard about the supermarket’s work with charities @fareshareuk and the @trusselltrust, who fight hunger and food poverty.

prince charles camilla duchess cornwall asda post lockdown visit

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.

‘As President of @businessinthecommunity, The Prince also heard about how Asda stores have been lending support for the charity’s National Business Response Network in recent months.

To read more about the important scheme, visit the link in the Clarence House Instagram bio.

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