PRINCE Charles turned down the chance to get on board a low-emission bus on Freedom Day — because he would have had to wear a mask.
Prince Charles turned down the chance to board a low-emission bus in Exeter because he would have had to wear a maskCredit: Getty
The Duchess of Cornwall visited Exeter Cathedral to hear about restoration workCredit: The Sun
Delighted Camilla, 74, described her hopes the country is “over the worst”.
Crowds of well-wishers turned out to welcome the royal couple at Exeter Cathedral in Devon.
Camilla chatted to local Sarah Clarke who said afterwards: “She said it’s lovely to be here and hopefully we’re over the worst of it — and I said ‘fingers crossed’.
“She also said we’ve just got to be careful.”
Charles, 72, later turned down the chance to get on board Exeter City Council’s low-emission bus as he would have had to have worn a mask.
The blame was put on the unbearable heat as soaring temperatures had reached 30C outside — and even higher inside the bus.
Masks are still compulsory on Transport for London servicesCredit: PA
Charles visited the city’s new £8million bus station as part of Exeter’s efforts for Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Tuesday Masding, a senior healthcare assistant with the North Devon Healthcare Trust, said after speaking to Camilla: “We were just discussing the relaxation of rules and how she hasn’t quite got around to shaking hands with people — and I said that’s probably an appropriate reaction.”
Meanwhile, despite masks still being compulsory on Transport for London services, many commuters were pictured not wearing them yesterday.