Prince Charles, 72, is well known for his love of the arts and is the patron of several important organisation’s including London’s Philharmonia Orchestra. The future king spoke to some of the Philharmonia’s musicians as well as its chair Lord King of Lothbury to find out how they were coping during the pandemic.
During the virtual engagement, the usually reserved royal opened up about the importance of classical music in his life and spoke about playing in an orchestra when he was younger.
He also revealed the immense pride he felt at being the organisation’s patron.
The Philharmonia tweeted the new clip with the message: “‘It’s been one of the most enjoyable and special aspects of my life'”
“We loved the chance to hear of our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales (@ClarenceHouse)’s lifelong love of music as he joined our musicians and supporters online, hosted by our Chair, Lord King of Lothbury.”
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To which Prince Charles responded: “It’s a wonderful thing.”
Last year Prince Charles spoke about his love of classical music during an interview with Alan Titchmarsh in which he hinted he may take his grandchildren – Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, to concerts when they are older enough.
Speaking on Classic FM The Prince of Wales told Mr Titchmarsh how his grandmother the Queen Mother took him to see the Bolshoi Ballet perform at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden when he was just a child.
He said: “It was all Tatar, dancing and cracking of whips and leaping in the air and doing unbelievably energetic things, which only the Bolshoi can do.
Charles added: “I was completely inspired by it… which is why it’s so important I think for grandparents or other relations to take children at about the age of seven, to experience some form of the arts in performance.
“That’s what really inspires people, I think.”