Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

You'll Never Guess Who's in the Back of This Cab

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

You'll Never Guess Who's in the Back of This Cab

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Byline: ROBERT JOBSON

PRINCE CHARLES today took a ride around London in a black cab for the first time.

His unusual - for him - trip was part of a tribute to London's black cab drivers, which included a reception at Clarence House for more than 100 drivers.

A source said: "Black cabbies provide an iconic part of London's identity.

The Prince is full of admiration for their passing the Knowledge." Charles was driven by John Sheen, who said afterwards: "You know what I'm going to say...

'Guess who I had in the back of my cab today?'" Mr Sheen, a driver for 30 years, added: "I don't think they'll believe me. He's never been in the back of a cab before. He said as a boy he went on a double-decker bus but that's about it." The Prince was picked up at Kensington Palace and driven to a traditional green wooden shelter in Hanover Square where he joined cabbies for a mug of tea - although he had a somewhat delicate cup decorated with flowers. …

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