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.
Charles, 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.”
Ha aggiunto: “There’s one in Clarence House that plays the National Anthem. It took me years to realise!"
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!"
- L'officina riparazioni: A Royal Visit is on BBC One tonight at 8pm.