Yesterday it was revealed that Prince Charles will only wear a mask when Government advice dictates that he should do so – and our future King stayed true to his words as he visited Exeter today on what has become known as Freedom Day, when almost all legal Covid restrictions including social distancing and compulsory mask wearing were lifted across England. Camilla had already spoken out last week when she, pointing to her fashionable mask, admitted she ‘can’t wait to get rid of these’ things during a public engagement.
For the first time in months, the Royals’ trip was made public in advance as during the pandemic, visits have been kept secret to prevent crowds congregating.
Both Charles and Camilla were photographed mask free during their visit to Exeter Cathedral – the first stop on their three-day tour of the South West.
The Prince of Wales, 72, and the Duchess of Cornwall, who turned 74 on Saturday, were all smiles as they chatted to crowds. While outside they spoke to the crowds, where Charles jokingly asked if they were all waiting to get into the Cathedral.