My Stunning Encounter with Prince Charles at Faculty: Caught Smoking and Shocked by His Response

Whereas puffing on a sneaky cigarette within the faculty’s boiler room, a pupil was stunned by the sound of a well-known voice. “I’ll have these,” mentioned schoolboy Prince Charles to Richard Kumnick, who sheepishly handed him the packet. Kumnick anticipated to face a caning from the headmaster of Geelong Grammar Faculty however was spared the punishment because of the long run King’s generosity, who took no additional motion. Charles was 17 years outdated when he spent two phrases on the Australian faculty in 1966 to widen his expertise of life after leaving Gordonstoun in Scotland. He spent his time on the elite faculty’s Timbertop campus, the place he participated in difficult outside actions like gruelling hikes, cross-country runs, and wood-cutting, and was merely often known as Charles, though he grew to become a prefect. A few years later, Kumnick and Jonathan ‘Jonny’ Southey reminisced about their encounters with the younger prince, who saved catching them smoking within the boiler room however allow them to off the hook. Regardless of residing a protected upbringing, Charles was described as a considerate, thoughtful, delicate, and worldly individual. Kumnick went so far as stealing a lock of his hair from the barber’s ground after Charles obtained his hair minimize. Charles returned to Geelong Grammar a number of occasions on visits to Victoria, together with in 2005, to have a good time the varsity’s one hundred and fiftieth birthday.