Pierce Brosnan has said that he self-isolated after an encounter with Prince Charles, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 days later.

Speaking on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the James Bond actor said he went into isolation in a yurt in his garden in Hawaii after hearing of the Prince's diagnosis.

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Brosnan said: "I was on a movie there in March, Cinderella, then of course the Covid came along, and on about March 11th, I had an engagement with Prince Charles, because I am an ambassador for the Prince's Trust, and have been for many years, which is a wonderful trust, which helps young men and women.

"It was at the London Palladium, it was a big do and just about March 11th, it was getting to the point where you didn’t really shake hands or anything like that.

"March 13 comes along and the movie shuts down and by the time I come back to Kauai, I read that Prince Charles had tested positive for covid, that kind of mildly freaks one out. 

Brosnan continued, "But anyway, I went into quarantine when I came back here, the house sits on five acres and I have a studio/yurt at the back in the woods.

"So I went into my yurt and quarantined and Prince Charles came through, I wrote him a note saying sorry for your troubles there your royal highness and he wrote a note back saying; 'I am feeling much better, I just can't smell anything or taste anything, it’s very boring.' "

Brosnan is currently starring in a comedy Eurovision Song Contest:The Story Of Fire Saga available to download on Netflix.