Friday, November 6, 2009

Charles' Canadian Cameo

note: no spoilers were used in the making of this post

If it's Friday, the Royals must be in Toronto. Yes that's right, TGIF takes a break this week in deference to the Royal visit. Prince Charles & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are currently in TO at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. In an apparent move to outdo Tyrone & Molly, the prince and the duchess arrived in a horse-drawn carriage to officially open the show (What? No Korean harpist? - ed). However, unlike the Dobbs, Prince Charles was not harassed by Whispering Jeff, nor were his airline tickets lifted by his mum (we are not amused - ed). And, as far as we know, Camilla was not wearing a dress from Rhapsody Blanco.

Nevertheless, the Prince has strong ties with Corrie as many fans know. It was HRH who helped celebrate the show's 40th anniversary by making a cameo appearance in a one-hour special, live episode. The Prince of Wales appeared in a pre-recorded segment and played himself in an ITV News report in which he is seen meeting Councillor Audrey Roberts (discussing the sad demise of the English perm no doubt - ed).

While visiting the set of the show, the Prince was quite charming and talked with a number of regulars including Vera Duckworth and then-sexpot Linda Sykes. ("Your highness, my bodice and I do humbly welcome his majesty to our mingy street")

"I have a dreadful feeling all I have done is given the cast more complications in learning their lines," said the Prince. He is reported to have quaffed a Scotch at the Rovers but declined to partake in a game of arrows or lend his royal tastebuds to the sampling of a hotpot.


Shots from the hip.. that's it for the week. Thanks, as always, for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the weekend omnibus which includes all those juicy tidbits which are ruthlessly edited from the weekday shows (in order to accommodate more ads and promos).

1 comment:

  1. Hi Corrie Heart, CONGRATS on 100 (101 now)posts!!! I don't often comment, but I ALWAYS read. You are some funny!! Keep up the good work. Mary