Charles and Camilla thank staff at the Asda depot in Avonmouth for their work during Covid-19

Charles and Camilla saw how the supermarket giant has been working to help communities in poverty during Covid-19. Credit: PA

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have visited the Asda distribution centre in Bristol to thank staff who have worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles and Camilla met some of the 700 workers at the centre in Avonmouth, as well as delivery drivers and those based at nearby stores. A marquee was set up so that the visit could take place safely.

Prince Charles was welcomed to the depot by Peaches Golding, the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol Credit: PA

Staff told the royals how they had returned from retirement, worked extra hours and different shift patterns, and had postponed holidays to cope with increased demand at supermarkets.

Chris Tilly, the general manager of the distribution centre, welcomed the visit. He said "Every single colleague that they saw they thanked for what they had done during the last 14 weeks, which I was truly humbled by."

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall met workers at Asda in Bristol and thanked them for going above and beyond during Covid-19. Credit: PA

The couple were also told of the work Asda has been undertaking with Business in the Community, as well as charity partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust, to help customers living in food poverty.