The Duchess was pictured talking to staff at a central London branch of Boots wearing a blue floral face mask. During her visit to the Boots store, royal fans were quick to point out Duchess’ mask, with one describing it as “lovely”.
One wrote: “Love HRH and her wonderful work for domestic violence victims!”
Another said: “It was lovely to see the Duchess modelling mask wearing!”
On her visit to the Boots store, the Duchess thanked employees for their work during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Royal Family said on Instagram: “The Duchess of Cornwall was in central London today thanking staff at @bootsuk for their work throughout the Coronavirus outbreak.
“As well as continuing to support patients and customers with essential pharmacy services, Boots set up and ran the first drive-through COVID-19 testing station for NHS workers in just 5 days.
“Partnered with @hestia_charity, Boots also offers victims of domestic abuse access to specialist support and advice inside the safe space of a consultation room.”
The pharmacy and beauty chain launched a ‘safe space’ initiative during the pandemic, in which victims of domestic abuse could use Boots consultation rooms to contact specialist services for support.
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As well as staff, the Duchess of Cornwall was introduced to the gallery’s director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi, and its chair, Lord Hall.
She was then toured around the museum, taking in sights such as the newly-restored Equestrian Portrait of Charles I by Van Dyck.
She was also shown Room 32 – the biggest room in the gallery which displays several 17th century Italian paintings.
Dr Finaldi said: “We were very pleased to be able to welcome HRH the Duchess of Cornwall to the Gallery this morning and show her how we are welcoming visitors in a COVID-safe, socially distanced environment.
“She expressed her appreciation to the staff who have worked hard to reopen the Gallery and enable the nation to enjoy its pictures once more after three and a half months of closure.”
The Prince of Wales has links to the national gallery, having served as its patron since 2017.
The museum recently increased its opening hours to 6pm in order to gradually increase the number of visitors permitted.
Currently, all visitors have to book tickets to the gallery in advance.