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    Prince Charles visits Glastonbury


    by ODN


    The Prince of Wales followed in the footsteps of David Bowie, Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen as he graced the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

    Prince Charles received a rock-star's welcome as he toured 900-acre Worthy Farm, in Pilton, Somerset, with raucous revellers cheering and applauding his every move.

    And the royal visit prompted calls for a knighthood for festival founder Michael Eavis, who accompanied the Prince throughout the afternoon.

    Wearing a light jacket and trousers, and the tie of the Mercian Regiment, of which he is Colonel-in-Chief, the Prince managed to avoid the mud now synonymous with the festival, which was bathed in glorious sunshine.

    Festival-goers dressed in summer gear and weird and wonderful costumes shouted "We love you, Charles" as the Prince made his way round the field.

    Following behind, Mr Eavis said it was a typical Glastonbury welcome. "They're a classless society," he said. "The Prince seems to be really enjoying his visit."