Prince Charles and Camilla Ditch the Limo, Take The Subway
It’s not often that Londoner’s have an opportunity to rub elbows with their royals but such an occasion took place Thursday when Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, took to the subway–or as they call it, the “tube”–to celebrate the London Underground’s 150th anniversary. ABC News reports the royal couple didn’t stay long.
Charles, 64, and Camilla, 65, spent a grand total of three minutes on the train, traveling on the Metropolitan line from Farringdon station to King’s Cross. The trip was, according to British media, the first time the royals had traveled on the tube together and the first time Charles had been on the train since the 1970s, when he made another ceremonial appearance. “Just one stop!” Charles said as they arrived at King’s Cross, the UK’s Guardian reported.
Having rode the New York City subways numerable times I think it would have looked a lot more realistic if, instead of seats, they both were hanging on to straps with a racing form sticking out of his pocket.