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CJB 07-15-2014 11:07 AM

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


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.

TLLK 07-15-2014 11:25 AM

What a great experience and Happy Birthday to you.

dbarn67 07-15-2014 11:37 AM

Awww what a great birthday present. Congratulations and Happy Birthday you.

CJB 07-15-2014 11:49 AM

Thank you guys.

Couple of pics for you.

This was just after he'd left his car - https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...31052227_n.jpg

And this was seconds before I met him -

SLV 07-15-2014 12:36 PM

How lovely!
And congratulations.

US Royal Watcher 07-15-2014 12:57 PM

Thank you for sharing the anecdote and the photos. Happy birthday!

cinrit 07-15-2014 01:03 PM

Congratulations on meeting the Prince, and Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

Duchess of Durham 07-15-2014 01:08 PM

What a wonderful birthday experience! Happy Birthday, CJB. :cheers:

Muhler 07-15-2014 01:48 PM

Congratulations on your first posts :flowers:

A very nice story.

Osipi 07-15-2014 01:57 PM

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!

Moonmaiden23 07-15-2014 02:10 PM

Prince Charles sounds lovely. If he had known it was your birthday, I bet he would have been even friendlier.;)

Happy Birthday!

PetticoatLane 07-15-2014 02:15 PM

Congrats, CJB! Must've been a great bonus birthday gift for you. Many happy returns of the day!

Queen Penelope 07-15-2014 06:49 PM

Great story! Thanks for sharing and many happy returns!🎂

HRHHermione 07-15-2014 07:18 PM

What a great story

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Noble Consort Ming 07-15-2014 07:39 PM

How fun! Thanks for sharing.

Daria_S 07-15-2014 08:23 PM

Thank your for sharing your pictures, and story. What a great experience, and on your birthday too :biggrin:.

Sunnystar 07-16-2014 01:26 AM

What a great, unexpected birthday surprise for you! Thank you for sharing!

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