Prince Charles receives radio broadcast by special request during his royal visit to Kent
Sheppey FM, a community radio station in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, played the Prince of Wales’ favorite songs during his visit to the town with his wife Camilla
Prince Charles received his own radio show by special request as he visited Kent County for the day.
Sheppey FM, a community radio station in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, played the Prince of Wales’ favorite songs from the throne during his visit to the town with his wife Camilla.
The playlist during the 46-minute royal visit was an eclectic mix, ranging from Givin’ Up, Givin’ In by old favorites The Three Degrees to La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf, Upside Down by Diana Ross and Charles Trenet singing The Sea.
But when Charles and Camilla walked into the studio and he was asked to pick a favourite, he came up with something that wasn’t on the list: ‘I tell you what, if you have anything from Jools Holland’ , he said, giving a namecheck to his old friend, a regular visitor to Sandringham when the prince is in residence during the summer. “He lives in Kent.”
Presenters Maz Camilleri and Anna Gillingham-Sutton, who said they Googled the prince’s favorite songs, found him a song featuring Holland and Ruby Turner, You Are So Beautiful.
The royal couple took a day of engagements in Kent to celebrate the people and businesses of the country often dubbed the Garden of England.
Much to the delight of locals, the Duchess of Cornwall was joined by her rescue dog, Beth, to take on TV star Paul O’Grady and his abandoned pup, Sausage, in a canine showdown.
The two pooches faced off in a dog training game known as ‘Temptation Alley’ in which contestants are encouraged to ignore treats and dog toys on either side and run straight towards their owner at the other end.
Camilla, 74, was at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home rural center in Brands Hatch, Kent, in her role as patron of the charity.
She rehomed two Jack Russell Terriers through the organization, Beth and her pal Bluebell – who also attended but deemed too naughty to participate.
O’Grady is the Battersea Ambassador and was filming his hit TV show, For The Love of Dogs, which Camilla and Beth will star in.
As she entered, Camilla was delighted to see ‘Bethy’ already waiting for her and made a lot of noise. “What could go wrong!” she laughed rolling her eyes.
As the couple were asked to get their pooches ready, O’Grady jokingly announced, “Mine doesn’t speak English!” She comes from Romania and has a Polish chip!
Speaking after the visit, he praised the Duchess’ commitment to Battersea, saying: ‘I just love her.
“She’s great. What I find wonderful is that she also had two local dogs. She puts her money where her mouth is. She’s a fantastic ambassador for the charity.
“If Sausage and I were to lose to anyone, it might as well be her!”
Earlier today at Sheppey Matters, a community health organization set up in Sheerness in 1994 to encourage healthier lifestyles due to concerns about high rates of illness in the area.
Camilla, 74, sat down with a group of women knitting Union Jack themed blankets and banners for street parties celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer.
“I’m afraid I never knew how to knit. I tried but it’s just one of those things,” she told the women, admiring their work.
She and Charles also met Syrian refugee Osama Khaled Sharkia, 25, and his family who were helped to settle in the county by the Kent Refugee Action Network after being relocated to the UK by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. United Nations for Refugees.
The family arrived in Britain in 2018 after fleeing to Jordan and Osama is now studying IT at Canterbury Christ Church University. “At my age, I’m too old to learn,” Charles joked to the student.