Prince Charles forced to cancel upcoming royal trip amid ‘safety fears’

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Prince Charles has been forced to cancel his upcoming royal trip over 'safety fears'.

Prince Charles as been forced to cancel his royal trip to Wales amid 'safety fears' as Storm Eunice threatens to cause havoc on the country.

The Prince of Wales has been self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 (opens in new tab) last week and he was scheduled to visit Wales on Friday.

But growing fears over Storm Eunice has forced the palace to cancel the trip completely "in the interest of public safety"

Clarence House said in a statement, "Following official guidance, The Prince of Wales's visit to Newport and Swansea on Friday February 18 will not go ahead due to the dangers posed by Storm Eunice.

"In the interests of public safety, these engagements will be postponed with a view to rescheduling at a future date."

While Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla faced being apart for a special anniversary (opens in new tab), Camilla attended some engagements on her own - including the opening of a community kitchen in Shepherd's Bush.

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Prince Charles and Princess Anne carried out a public engagement this week when they presented together on Thursday morning the Queen's Anniversary Prizes for higher and further education at St James's Palace in London.

It was his first appearance since it was reported that the police was investigating claims Prince Charles' charity offered honours help to a Saudi citizen.

The force said it is investigating alleged offences under the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925.

There have been no arrests or interviews under caution, the Met said.

The Prince's Foundation said it would be "inappropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation".

And the Queen gave a rare health update (opens in new tab) as she met with military officials at Windsor Castle.

Members of the public have been issued a "stay indoors" warning from the Met Office who have details of the storm moving in with winds reaching 100mph on Friday - just hours after Storm Dudley left thousands of homes without power and sparked travel chaos.

The Met Office also launched a "danger to life" amber warning covering almost the whole of England and Wales.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.