Prince Charles showed off his cheeky side in Birmingham after a local invited him for a spontaneous drink - and royal fans can't get enough of the hilarious exchange.
- Prince Charles revealed a more casual side to his persona during his recent visit to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games 2022, much to the excitement of royal fans.
- The Prince of Wales gave a cheeky response when he was invited for drinks by a local, who later admitted he didn't expect the future King to even acknowledge him.
- In other royal news, Queen’s Balmoral summer holiday to be interrupted for ‘kissing hands’ meeting with new Prime Minister.
A Birmingham local says he no longer views the Royal Family as 'stuck-up', after enjoying an unlikely chat with Prince Charles on the streets of his hometown.
The Prince of Wales traveled to the English city on Thursday, July 28, to attend an opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games, much to the excitement of Brummie royal fans. The visit saw Prince Charles read aloud the Queen's secret message, in light of the 96-year-old monarch's inability to make the event in person, and meet with athletes participating in the competition.
His arrival was met by a wave of hysteria, with crowds lining Victoria Square to catch a glimpse of their future King in the flesh.
One of these spectators was Daniel Walker, a shift worker en route to join some friends for drinks at the end of a long workday. The 31-year-old's journey to the pub took an unlikely turn, however, when he happened upon swarms of people welcoming Prince Charles to Birmingham.
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In a TikTok clip that has since gone viral, Walker shouts at the prince, "Charles, Charles, are you going to go for a beer?"
"What?" the prince replies, seemingly unable to hear the question amid the deafening noise. Walker repeats himself, prompting the 74-year-old to ask, "Where?" before breaking into a cheeky grin.
Thinking on his feet, the gutsy Birmingham man takes it upon himself to suggest a location. "Anywhere, Albert's Schloss?" he says, referring to a huge German beerhouse in the heart of the city.
Prince Charles politely acknowledges the offer but (unsurprisingly) doesn't accept, simply replying, "Thank you very much."
Afterwards, Walker recalled the surreal experience in an interview with Birmingham Live.
"I didn’t expect him to respond," the E-Liquids.com employee admitted. "When he said, ‘What’, that made me a bit nervous."
Fortunately for Walker, that wouldn't be the end of his interaction with Charles.
"I walked around and I could see his security guard wanted to speak to me," he said.
"I introduced myself and he said if you hang out here you can chat to him. I waited around five minutes and Prince Charles came over and asked me what I did and shook my hand. He said, ‘Good luck with your ventures’.
"It’s changed my view of Prince Charles. I thought the Royal Family was stuck up. I am all about laughs and jokes."
Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.
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