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Old 07-15-2014, 12:07 PM
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Member Experiences Meeting Prince Charles

An absolute honour.

It's my birthday today, and I had lunch at the Royal William Yard (here in Plymouth), I only found out when I arrived at the restaurant that Prince Charles was visiting the yard for a reception. We saw his motorcade pull in to the area, caught a glimpse of him from a distance and that was that

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Me and my family spotted a fair few photographers running around the corner, I followed with my camera in hand and sure enough, Charles and his party of invited guests were enjoying the sunshine next to the water...

I innocently strolled up, took a few pictures (I looked so out of place, me in my ripped jeans and inappropriate T shirt, everyone around me in suits and with name lanyards, I knew I wasn't meant to be there but the security didn't seem to notice me), I was literally shoulder to shoulder with the Prince when he turned and said "good afternoon young man, how are you?", to which I replied "very well Sir, it's an honour to meet you"

Then I was quickly grabbed by a security guard and told to leave the area.

I must say, what a pleasant chap he was, an absolute honour.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:25 PM
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What a great experience and Happy Birthday to you.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:37 PM
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Awww what a great birthday present. Congratulations and Happy Birthday you.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:49 PM
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Thank you guys.

Couple of pics for you.

This was just after he'd left his car -

And this was seconds before I met him -
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:36 PM
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How lovely!
And congratulations.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:57 PM
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Thank you for sharing the anecdote and the photos. Happy birthday!
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:03 PM
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Congratulations on meeting the Prince, and Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for sharing your photos with us.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:08 PM
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What a wonderful birthday experience! Happy Birthday, CJB.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:48 PM
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Congratulations on your first posts

A very nice story.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:57 PM
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That really had to be the topping on the birthday cake today for you! It shows me that in reality, Charles is very much an approachable man. Hope the rest of your birthday finds you glowing in happiness!
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:10 PM
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Prince Charles sounds lovely. If he had known it was your birthday, I bet he would have been even friendlier.

Happy Birthday!
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:15 PM
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Congrats, CJB! Must've been a great bonus birthday gift for you. Many happy returns of the day!
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:49 PM
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Great story! Thanks for sharing and many happy returns!🎂
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:18 PM
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What a great story


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Old 07-15-2014, 08:39 PM
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How fun! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:23 PM
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Thank your for sharing your pictures, and story. What a great experience, and on your birthday too .
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:26 AM
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What a great, unexpected birthday surprise for you! Thank you for sharing!
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