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Air On A Gin Bottle

by | 1st, December 2004

‘PRINCE Charles is so cool, hip and groovy, daddy-o, that when we hear he has commissioned a musical tribute to the Queen Mother we expect it at least to be a rap or a ringtone.

The Queen Mum often used to use her teeth as a xylophone

But in fact the man described by the Guardian as one of the few people on the planet to employ a personal harpist has opted for something in the classical genre.

Reflections On A Scottish Folksong is a 27-minute piece for cello composed by Sir Richard Rodney and it will be premiered in early 2006 with Paul Watkins as soloist accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Whether Prince Harry will be able to attend the premiere depends surely on his, er, knee injury.

So serious is this injury that it has already forced the young Prince Hal to cut short his carousing in Argentina and now it has forced him to delay his entry to Sandhurst.

The 20-year-old said he had decided to defer his entry until May to make sure he is 100% physically prepared for a life in the Army.

An extra few months’ training in the nightspots of Chelsea should do the trick…’

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