Prince Charles visits Australia’s Bundaberg Rum

His Royal Highness Prince Charles was “charming and delightful” when he paid a visit to Australia’s Bundaberg Rum distillery last week.

(Photo: Clarence House/Twitter)

The Prince, who demonstrated a keen palate and expert appreciation at the Diageo-owned drinks brand, said he was “thrilled” to be returning to the still-house after first visiting it 24 years ago.

“I’m thrilled that this distillery’s proving to be the one that produces some of the most famous and special of all rums around the world,” he said in a speech given on-site.

The distillery’s executives guided Charles through a tasting in the Bundaberg Rum Barrel House, after which he declared that he could detect “fruit cake” overtones.

Charles then took up the offer to blend his very own Bundaberg Rum which he said reminded him of a chemistry lesson.

(Photo: Clarence House/Twitter)

Clarence House posted footage of Charles’ appearance on Twitter, where fans of the royals couldn’t help but notice just how much fun he seemed to be having.

“Bless he looks so relaxed,” said one user, adding: “and maybe slightly tipsy.”


“Absolute lad,” said another.

Kylie McPherson, Bundaberg’s chair, told reporters the Prince :”was a charming and delightful guest and unsurprisingly given his passion for environmental protection and sustainability, he was particularly interested to hear of Bundaberg Rum’s green credentials.

“I shared with His Royal Highness details of our zero waste to landfill policy, our 100 per cent green steam usage and our reductions in water use and carbon emissions.”

He is planning to return home with two bottles of an HRH special Bundaberg Rum blend, as well as some molasses from the Distillery that is apparently headed for the royal larder, according to a spokesperson.

Prince Charles is currently on a royal tour of Australia which has so far included a tour of participating in a rainforest smoking ceremony to ward off evil spirits, and donning a feather headdress as part of a sacred ‘Wuyal’ ceremony with the indigenous community in Nhulunbuy in the country’s Gove Penninsula.

One Response to “Prince Charles visits Australia’s Bundaberg Rum”

  1. Charles Crawfurd says:

    That is a cracking wig he has got. Definitely should be worn at Harry and Meghan’s wedding next month!

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