Prince Charles’ visit to a supermarket took a frightening turn after a man collapsed while in mid-conversation with the heir to the British throne.
The 71-year-old was on a royal outing to a supermarket distribution center in England on Thursday, when a grocery store worker began to sway back and forth before falling backwards, reported the New York Post.
Charles attempted to help by reaching out his hand, but it was too late as the man slammed into the ground.
“Dear, oh dear,” Queen Elizabeth’s son could be heard saying as people ran to the man’s aid.
Luckily, the essential worker quickly recovered and was able to continue his talk with Charles.
“Thank you very much, sir,” the man replied to the royal.
Charles was joined by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, to thank employees of the supermarket for their hard work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pair also unveiled a plaque to commemorate their visit to the distribution center and interacted with several other employees.
“I think it’s fantastic that the prince and duchess have taken the time out to come and meet colleagues,” Chris Tilly, the general manager of the supermarket, told the Independent.
“Every single colleague that they saw they thanked for what they had done during the last 14 weeks, which I was truly humbled by.”
Prince Charles knows firsthand the effects of the pandemic having tested positive for the novel virus in March.
After spending weeks in quarantine in isolation at Clarence House in Scotland, Charles recovered from the illness.