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A good friend of my daughter's is a student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and she performed for Prince Charles.

She has a picture of him shaking her hand in the receiving line.

I believe that this is the first time someone I know has met royalty. So cool.


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Thanks for your post. Was it at Buckingham Palace that your daughter's friend performed for Prince Charles ?  You're right, it must have been pretty cool. I also have never had any personal experience encountering royalty. I think that they probably tend to avoid this bleak puritan commonwealth where I live. But it must have been an exciting experience for your daughter's friend, and it's nice that she has a picture of herself shaking hands with the prince. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama sounds like a nice school to attend.
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I have a friend in Edmonton who has been in the Royal Suite of the MacDonald hotel with Her Majesty. He was the director of our local theatre troop and they were doing a Command Performance. He asked, 'Ma'am what time is your car coming' (to take her to the theatre). She replied, 'Car? I'm walking'. The theatre was only two blocks away, but I'm sure it drove the RCMP to distraction!

And whilst I didn't meet her, I was about 2 metres away from HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex when she reviewed her regiment, the South Alberta Light Horse.

'Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.' C.S. Lewis God save Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc.! Vive le Très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince, Louis XX, Par la grâce de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre, Roi Très-chrétien!
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