Prince Charles and Camilla visit Clapham Old Town to celebrate the reopening of non-essential stores
Prince Charles and Camilla visited Clapham Old Town today to celebrate the reopening of non-essential stores following the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions.
The Prince of Wales, 72, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, are touring South London’s main street to mark that retail is finally resuming after Britain’s shutdown.
From stepping into a barbershop to having a pint, Charles showed up in good spirits as he enjoyed a busy morning – including a trip to Michelin-starred Trinity restaurant, run by Chef Adam Byatt.
Charles and Camilla’s journey comes nearly a week after Prince Harry accused his father of letting him ‘suffer’ as a child on his new AppleTV + five-part show, The Me You Can’t See.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Clapham Old Town, South London, to celebrate high street and retail as non-essential stores reopen and coronavirus restrictions are reduced
From walking into a barber shop to having a pint (pictured), Charles appeared in good spirits enjoying a busy morning
Today was as usual for Charles and Camilla; visiting a restaurant, pub, hairdressers and even firefighters while touring the main street
The couple’s visit also included a trip to the Michelin-starred Trinity restaurant, run by Chef Adam Byatt (photo center left)
In candid interviews with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex dropped another nuclear ‘truth bomb’ on the royal family, accusing them of ‘total silence’ and ‘neglect’ when Meghan was suicidal, insisting that he should not ‘keep silent’ would be bullied ‘when he claimed that’ The Firm ‘was’ caught’, smeared and dumped them.
But it just went on today for Charles and Camilla; visit a restaurant, pub, barber shop and even firefighters while touring the shopping street.
Charles smiled this morning as he talked to the audience – he even burst out laughing after grabbing a pint at the Prince of Wales pub and trying to drink it under his mask.
It comes after the prince was reportedly ‘deeply hurt’ by his youngest son’s latest allegations – but he showed no sign of tension as he charmed locals alongside his wife.
The royal woman dressed to impress, putting her best foot forward in a navy pinstripe suit, while Camilla wore a floral dress.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall meet the locals on a visit to Clapham Old Town, South London
The Duchess of Cornwall watches as the Prince of Wales studies a pint he poured in the Prince of Wales’ café
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall (pictured in the pub) tour South London’s main street to mark that retail is finally resuming after Britain’s shutdown
Prince Charles arrives at Trinity restaurant in Clapham, next to the elegant Duchess of Cornwall
It has been a difficult few weeks for the royal family. Lord Dyson’s damning report on how Martin Bashir secured his 1995 BBC Panorama with Princess Diana found that the shamed journalist misled her with an elaborate fiction that painted some of those closest to her as traitors.
He ordered false bank statements to secure his interview, but covered up his ‘deceptive behavior’ in a ‘shocking slur’ on the BBC’s nearly 100-year history.
The Duke of Cambridge said Bashir’s deception hastened his parents’ divorce, “ hurt countless others’ ‘and fueled his mother’s “ paranoia and isolation’ ‘of recent years, while Prince Harry – who lives in California – also responded. by saying that his mother “lost her life because of this.”
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall meet firefighters today on a visit to Clapham Old Town
The prince put his best fashion foot forward in a navy blue pinstripe suit, while Camilla (together in the center of the photo) wore a floral dress
The Prince of Wales (center) and the Duchess of Cornwall (second right) walk along the main street as royal fans eagerly await to capture the perfect shot of the royal couple
Prince Charles (second left) and Camilla (second right) cheerfully appear as they tour South London’s main street
On Friday, Harry launched another attack on The Firm in his latest interview with Oprah, arguing that he and wife Meghan felt ‘trapped’ with ‘no option to leave’.
“I thought my family would help, but every question, every request, every warning, whatever it is just got total silence, total neglect,” he told the chat show host.
‘We’ve been trying to make it work for four years. We made every effort to stay there and continue the role and work. But Meghan struggled. ‘
Harry said his family tried to keep him and Meghan from leaving when she had suicidal thoughts, insisting they were “ neglected ” and “ trapped, ” but they don’t regret stopping to LA.
He added: ‘That feeling of being trapped in the family, there was no option to leave. When I finally made that decision for my family, I was still told, “You can’t do this,” and it’s like, “How bad does it have to get before I can do this?” They [Meghan] would end her life. It shouldn’t come to that. ‘
Royal biographer Phil Dampier said Harry’s journey to unveil a statue of Princess Diana with his brother William on July 1 will now be in ‘serious doubt’, especially after the Duke of Sussex said London is a ‘trigger’ for his fear.
And royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said there is now “clearly a huge divide between the royal family and the Sussexes,” while Harry’s biographer Angela Levin called his appearance “fake and embarrassing.”