King Charles ex-classmate says he hoarded monarchs hair clippings for 50 years

One of King Charles’ old schoolmates claims that he has kept a lock of the royal's hair for over 50 years.

Richard Kumnick is an ex-classmate from the monarch's time at Geelong Grammar School in Australia.

The new king attended the school in 1966 for two terms as an exchange student.

READ MORE: King Charles booed by anti-monarchists at proclamation as police arrest woman, 22

Richard gained the lock by visiting a barber straight after the then Prince of Wales and pocketed it as a memento.

He has kept it in an envelope ever since.

He told Nine News: “The then Prince Charles was waiting to get his hair cut and I was waiting for his to be completed.

“I noticed his hair drop onto the floor. It was all his because he was the first one to have his haircut.

“I must say it's a different colour than the hair we see today,”

Richard said Charles had been a prefect at the school and once caught him smoking but didn’t snitch to a teacher.

He went on: “It was a dark room on the side of our living quarters and I was having a Marlboro and he happened to pop into the boiler room.

  • Prince Andrew will be left with the Queen's three remaining beloved pet corgis

“I don't know whether he called me Kumnick or not but he said, ‘I will have those thank you’.

“I was pleased that that was as far as it went because if it had gone any further I would have ended up in Mr Hanley's office.”

Asked whether he reckoned Charles would make a good monarch, Richard said: “Oh, I think he will be in the same vein as his mother.

“He would be perfect. I'm a royalist big time. I didn't think the time would come. I thought, maybe Charles would be too old.”

  • Queen's funeral Bank Holiday working rules – with not everyone getting day off

Charles gave his first public address as head of state on 9 September, during which he paid tribute to his late mother and thanked the public for their messages of condolence and support.

Closing his first official address, Charles spoke directly to the Queen, saying: "And to my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you.

"Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years.

"May ‘flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest’."


  • Telltale sign in final picture of Queen that showed 'she was putting on brave face'

  • King Charles III has '90 days to save monarchy' as the Firm enters 'dangerous' period

  • What happens now the Queen has died? Day-by-day breakdown of what Brits should expect

  • Kate 'changed' Meghan Markle's mind about going to see the Queen in her last moments

  • Meghan Markle 'snubbed' by Queen mourner who looks away during awkward handshake

Source: Read Full Article