Prince Charles receives sweet surprise during his trip to Toyko

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Prince Charles received a sweet surprise during his trip to Tokyo. The heir apparent was welcomed by the British ambassador.

Prince Charles went to Tokyo last week where he attended an event that was hosted by the UK ambassador to Japan.

To celebrate the relationship between Japan and the UK, Prince Charles joined ambassador Paul Madden and was also seen spending time with Paralympian Jon Amos and former Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas.

And while the Prince was mingling with guests at the Tokyo event, it turns out that the ambassador had a little surprise in store for him.

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Royal harpist Alis Huws, who is the official harpist to the Prince of Wales, appeared at the event to perform to the royal after being invited to play at the reception.

The musician was able to accept the exciting invitation as she is currently on a tour of Japan to participate in a cultural programme set up the Arts Council of Wales.

And Prince Charles seemed to be ecstatic at the musical surprise.

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He was seen with a beaming smile on his face throughout the event, and even took to his social media account to share his excitement.

The Prince of Wales took to his Twitter account, Clarence House, to share a video of the talented musical act with his nearly 850,000 followers.

The lovely video, which managed to rake up nearly 12,000 views gave fans a snippet into the musical talents of Alis.

The royal captioned the video, ‘Alis Huws, The Prince of Wales’s official harpist, performed for guests at the reception. #RoyalVisitJapan

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Alis is touring the country as part of a cultural programme organised by@WAICymruWales’.

Speaking about her role as royal harpist, Alis, who is the sixth person to take on the role, previously told the BBC, “I am passionate about my Welsh heritage and I would hope to use this platform to be an ambassador for our language, music and culture, whilst raising the profile of the harp in Wales and further afield.

“I’ve seen first hand how uplifting music can be and I am committed to furthering my work in this field.”

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