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The day the King revealed his love of Carnival and Caribbean culture

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Then-Prince Charles speaking to wire-bending maestro Carl Gabriel in front

London, England - Notting Hill Carnival organisers, masqueraders and steelpan players were able to get a preview of the new king’s style when Charles, then Prince of Wales, visited The Tabernacle in Powis Square on 13 July 2022, eight days before the official launch of Notting Hill Carnival and less than two months before he became king.

His Majesty the King has long been a staunch supporter of Carnival since the mid-70s, even writing the foreword to the official NHC magazine in the 1980s. He has had extensive contact with Caribbean culture and music on numerous royal visits and at other events in the UK and abroad, so his visit to Carnival Village was entirely in character.

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