Prince Charles says he will only wear a face mask after Freedom Day when government advice tells him

Prince Charles will only wear a mask when government advice dictates – and he is not expected to cover his face during his upcoming visit to Exeter Cathedral

  • Charles will only wear a face covering if the government advice tells him to hem
  • The Prince of Wales is not expected to wear a mask when visiting Exeter Cathedral
  • Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall is known to hate wearing a mask

Prince Charles will only wear a mask if required by government advice, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

To boost the government’s Freedom Day, the prince is not expected to cover his face when he visits Exeter Cathedral tomorrow.

Charles is a patron of a cathedral fundraiser, and for the first time in months, his journey has been made public in advance.

Visits have been kept secret during the pandemic to prevent crowds from congregating.

Prince Charles will only wear a mask if required by government advice

A source at Palace said: “This will be the first time in 18 months that we see a return to normalcy. We look forward, not back.

“This is the first time the Prince has been inside a location and will not be wearing a mask because it is a large area where people are socially distancing and it will be the first day of the new rules.

“If the rules state that a mask must be worn, the prince will wear one, but no other.”

As a stimulus to the government's Freedom Day, the prince is not expected to cover his face when he visits Exeter Cathedral tomorrow

As a stimulus to the government’s Freedom Day, the prince is not expected to cover his face when he visits Exeter Cathedral tomorrow

The Duchess of Cornwall – who celebrated her 74th birthday yesterday – is known to hate wearing a mask.

During a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff earlier this month, she told a student: ‘Can’t wait to get out of here!’

l Uber will ask customers to continue wearing masks even after the legal requirement to do so is lifted.

The taxi app firm said yesterday: “The majority of our riders and drivers have told us they would feel more comfortable riding with our No Mask, No Ride policy which is still in effect.”

The number of coronavirus cases has risen by more than two-thirds in a week, official data was revealed as experts warned that infections will remain high for months and will require another lockdown by September.

Health ministry bosses posted a further 54,674 cases on Saturday — a 68 percent increase from last week’s figure of 32,367 — and exceeded 50,000 for just the second time since the darkest days of the last wave in January.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Sajid Javid, 51, raised fears of a ‘pingdemic’ in Downing Street after revealing he tested positive for the virus on Saturday morning.

The number of coronavirus cases has risen by more than two-thirds in a week, official data has been revealed, as experts say infections will be high for months and a new lockdown will be needed by September

The number of coronavirus cases has risen by more than two-thirds in a week, official data has been revealed, as experts say infections will be high for months and a new lockdown will be needed by September

A further 41 deaths were also recorded on Saturday, an increase of 20.6 percent from the 34 observed last week.

Professor John Edmunds of SAGE said the number of cases could reach 100,000 a day within weeks as the number of infections has doubled every two weeks so far.

Jeremy Hunt, who now chairs the Commons Health and Social Care Committee, said the situation was “very serious.”

With just a day to go until Freedom Day, the British flocked to beaches across the country with Bournemouth in Dorset and Barry Island in South Wales among those very busy on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the government is rightly taking the beta variant of the spread of the coronavirus in France seriously because it can evade vaccines, Professor Edmunds warned.

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