BRITAIN’S future king Prince Charles turned his hand to DJ-ing during an official visit to Canada to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s upcoming Diamond Jubilee.
The 63-year-old heir to the throne donned a pair of headphones and pumped out thumping beats from behind a turntable at an employment skills workshop in the city today, day three of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s four-day visit to the country
Charles, pictured in the Globe and Mail newspaper in a pinstripe gray suit and striped tie, initially appeared daunted by the turntable controls but beamed when he got the hang of how to scratch and fade.
Earlier in his visit the prince had told an invited audience of Forces families, World War II veterans and dignitaries, “As the father of two serving sons in the armed forces, who seem to have become hereditary helicopter pilots, I am greatly looking forward to talking to members and veterans of Her Majesty’s Canadian armed forces … and to recognize their particular form of service to the nation.”
As the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall prepared to fly back to the UK tomorrow, the Queen was allowing herself to be guarded by stetson-wearing Canadian Mounties – including a handful of women officers.
It is only the second time the Mounties have been invited to replace the traditional Household Cavalry – the last time was in 1897, for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
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