The future King, who was struck down with coronavirus at the start of the pandemic, welcomed Alok Sharma to his residence Clarence House just three days after a staff member in the business secretary’s private office tested positive for COVID-19.
An entry on the court circular for 29 October read: “The Prince of Wales this morning received the Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer). His Royal Highness afterwards received the Rt. Hon. Alok Sharma MP (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy),” The Guardian reported.
Mr Sharma’s spokesman said Clarence House had been made aware of the confirmed coronavirus test before the meeting.
But it was agreed that it should go ahead because Mr Sharma did not have symptoms and had not been told to isolate.
His spokesman said he no “close contact” with the member of staff who had tested positive.
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