PUBLISHED: 22:00, Sun, May 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:01, Sun, May 31, 2020
Prince Charles, who is patron of 12 orchestras, opera companies and choirs, demands that Wagner is played in his car while he is escorted by police. But in a bizarre turn of events, the protection officers began to enjoy the composer just as much as the Duke. The 71-year-old explained that the officers may have thought they wouldn't like it but learned to love it.
Speaking on ITV's Royal Rota, Mr Ship said: "He would be with his protection officers and he played Wagner so often on CD in the car that his police protection officers grew to like the composer in the end."
Producer Lizzie Robinson."Sounds like a very civilised way to travel, doesn't it?
"Around the country, listening to Wagner with your police officer."
Mr Ship added: "Well, he is the heir to the throne.
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Prince Charles' protection officers began liking Wagner (Image: PA)
"If you expect anybody to be gliding around the country with a police escort while listening to classical music, you would expect that from Prince Charles, wouldn't you?"
Ms Robinson "It's really sweet that he played it so much that it just became familiar to the police officers."
It comes as the Prince of Wales has paid tribute to musicians, singers and dancers across the UK who have had to deal with the "heartbreaking" cancellation of performances due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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