THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW…

My Weekly - - Royal -

◆ Charles is a keen wa­ter­colour artist. He paints a va­ri­ety of land­scapes, some of which have been re­leased as lim­ited-edi­tion lith­o­graphs. These can be bought from his High­grove shop for £2,500 each.

◆ Prince Charles has also writ­ten two books for chil­dren. The first one was in 1991, called The Old Man of Lochna­gar, which was later made into an an­i­mated short film. The sec­ond was a chil­dren’s ver­sion of his book about the en­vi­ron­ment called Har­mony: A New Way of Look­ing at Our World World.

◆ Prince Charles was a huge Spice Girls fa an. Af­ter that mem­o­rably cheeky meet­ing at a royal gala in 1997, Prince Charles per­son­ally wrote tto Geri Hal­li­well “with lots of love” when he heard that she had quit the group.

◆ He is a ma­gi­cian! In 1975, Prince Charles be­came a mem­ber of the Magic Cir­cle af­ter pass­ing his au­di­tion with a “cup and balls” trick, which are on dis­play at the Magic Cir­cle’s mu­seum in Lon­don.

◆ The Prince of Wales has spent nearly £5 mil­lion to sup­port Prince Wil­liam, Princ ce Harry and their staff. Nei­ther makes enough to sup­port the kind of travel and liv­ing their ir du­ties re­quire.

◆ In 2012, Prince Charles con­quered his cam­era shy­ness and pre­sented a spe­cial weather fore­cast dur­ing a visit to BBC Scot­land’s head­quar­ters to cel­e­brate 60 years of BBC Scot­land tele­vi­sion.

A fun cou­ple who are al­ways laugh­ing

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