Charles straight back to royal duties after wedding

30th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Prince Charles took no time off official duties following his son Prince William's wedding with a visit to the theatre Saturday, but admitted he was yet to recover from the late-night celebrations.

The heir to the British throne, who hosted a party at Buckingham Palace after Friday's wedding, looked relaxed as he chatted to some of the 350 well-wishers outside the theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, central England.

"I asked him how he was and he said that he'd lost his voice after the party," said Andrew Mosley, a 23-year-old engineer, who talked to Charles on his arrival at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, located in the bard's birthplace.

Charles ploughed on with his royal engagements despite having stayed up late the night before to host the party at the palace with some 300 close friends and relatives of William and his bride Kate Middleton.

The private gathering went on until 3:00 am and gave the newlyweds and the younger generation a chance to let their hair down with a disco and live performance from pop starlet Ellie Goulding.

Charles was due to watch a production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Saturday, one of a series of plays celebrating the 50th birthday of the Royal Shakespeare Company, one of Britain's leading theatre companies.

© 2011 AFP

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