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KING Charles appears on TV’s The Repair Shop and reveals he did not realise a tune played by a clock on his mantlepiece was the National Anthem.

He said it took him years to recognise the antique grandfather clock chimed God Save the Queen.

The King has revealed he owns a grandfather clock - and went years without realising that it played the national anthem

The King has revealed he owns a grandfather clockand went years without realising that it played the national anthemクレジット: BBC
The King is well acquainted with The Repair Shop, and knew who everyone was when he entered the craft barn

The King is well acquainted with The Repair Shop, and knew who everyone was when he entered the craft barn

チャールズ, 73, shared the anecdote as he challenged host Jay Blades and his team to fix a battered, 18th century carriage timepiece.

As clockmaker ­Steven Fletcher presented their work, the King said: “Have you sorted this? Marvellous! It’s tolling a Scottish tune.”

彼が追加した: “There’s one in Clarence House that plays the National Anthem. It took me years to realise!」

Charles filmed a one-off special of the BBC show at his Dumfries House estate in Ayrshire last year to mark the corporation’s centenary and promote the Prince’s Foundation.

The monarch was already well acquainted with the series, saying as he entered the craft barn: “How marvellous! I know who everybody is.”

He was delighted when ceramics conservator Kirsten Ramsay restored a piece of Wemyss Ware pottery after he told her: “I think it fell off when somebody was opening a ­window and they didn’t own up!」

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