Walking on heir: Prince Charles tries wall climbing on Jersey trip

Ruth Doherty
Walking on heir: Prince Charles tries wall climbing on Jersey trip
Walking on heir: Prince Charles tries wall climbing on Jersey trip

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Prince Charles' Diamond Jubilee tour of the Channel Islands reached new heights yesterday as he tried his hand at a spot of wall climbing in Jersey.

Despite being dressed in a smart suit and polished shoes, he gave the traversing wall at Grainville Secondary School in St Helier's newly-refurbished gym a go.

According to The Sun, Head John McGuinness said: "The Prince did quite a stretch in his suit and he drew a gasp from everyone - including the Duchess of Cornwall.

"It just showed his willingness to have a go. He will have earned some street cred."

The Telegraph reports that Prince Charles was also put on the spot by one of the 10-year-old pupils during his trip to the school, who asked him whether he liked the new rebuild, or whether he thought it was a "monstrous carbuncle" - a phrase the prince famously used to describe a proposed extension for the National Gallery in the 1980s.

He laughingly replied: "I need more time to prepare for that question."

The Prince of Wales' wall climbing is one in a series of public events where he has showed off a relaxed side and a willingness to get involved.

Back in May, he turned DJ on the decks at the Yonge Street Mission in Toronto during a four-day tour of Canada.

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