BLUSHING Prince Charles is flattered by a panto dame who called him “absolutely marvellous”.
The prince officially opened the Grand Opera House in Belfast yesterday following its restoration and met pretty-in-pink May McFettridge — real name John Linehan.
After watching May on stage, Charles told her: “You’re very funny.
“Well done, you’re absolutely marvellous.
“It is a hard thing always having to come up with new jokes.”
The prince and Camilla also saw a dance performance by teenagers before speaking to them and unveiling a plaque to commemorate the theatre’s restoration.
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The royal couple had begun the day by stepping into the magical world of Narnia as they explored Belfast’s CS Lewis Square accompanied by mythical creatures.
Looking taken aback after being introduced to the White Witch on stilts and Mr Tumnus, Prince Charles said: “Why thank you very much you.
“Very good of you to dress up like this.”
The pair strolled through the impressive square, near Lewis’s original home in the east of the city.
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