Prince Charles puts a lid on lavatory seat rumour
- Author: Marlene Weaver Apr 08, 2018,
Apr 08, 2018, 0:54
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he was looking forward to catching up with the prince, whom he called a charming and knowledgeable man. The British crown's power in Australia is largely symbolic, and while the Queen remains hugely popular, the monarchy is viewed by some as an anachronistic colonial relic.
The Prince of Wales will head to Bundaberg, where he'll be shown around the famous rum distillery before joining Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at a community barbecue.
"I remember you used to follow my dad around asking him questions and I remember you stirring the milk", said Jane, as Charles smiled and laughed. He's a very thoughtful and considered and charming person to meet.
Of course, an Australian reported would be the first to question Queen Elizabeth's son about transporting his own toilet seat while on the move, an inquiry especially relevant Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla travelled from the United Kingdom to Queensland on Wednesday, April 4th to open the Commonwealth Games and a brief royal tour of our golden soils.
Some members of the 53-nation Commonwealth don't want him to lead their organization when he takes the throne.
He said, "My own what?"
Prince Charles and Camilla will also visit cities including Darwin and Cairns, as well as the South Pacific island of Vanuatu to see how it is recovering from a devastating cyclone in 2015.
Charles was greeted in Brisbane by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, a former Australian army general who represents the monarch in Australia, and was welcomed with a 21-gun salute.
Jane - the oldest of the siblings - was 10 when Charles would visit.
"Oh, just ssh", she responded, before adding, "Don't you believe that".