Item ITN/5/8/276 - Prince Charles falling while windsurfing

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Prince Charles falling while windsurfing


  • 7 August 1980 (Creation)

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(1955 - present)

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Off Cowes, It's just not cricket. This wet-making sport of Princes, wind surfing, which always ends up in a right Royal ducking for the Prince of Wales, battling to keep upright in the Solent today. The wind surfer prince took frequent duckings into the grey and choppy waters and always came up laughing. Between wind surfers and the deep water is little more than an ordinary surf board, and there is the need to fight continuously to balance a wind-filled sail

Broadcast Date: 7 August 1980

Agency: Press Association

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