When the Royal family are out and about in public, it’s usually for scheduled public appearances where they are surrounded by security.
If they just need to pop into the shops it can be incredibly inconvenient, so sometimes they come up with some more drastic measures to protect their identity as reported by MyLondon.
Prince Charles did just this during a skiing holiday to Switzerland in 1980.
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The Prince of Wales is well-known for being one of the hardest-working royals who champions causes such as the ecosystem and helping young people get their lives on track, among many others.
But just like other members of his family, Prince Charles enjoys getting his privacy when he can.
So during a 1980 skiing trip to Klosters, the prince donned a hilarious fake nose, moustache, glasses and a hat.
The eye-catching look likely attracted more attention then if he had gone without, but it is certainly hilarious!
But Prince Charles isn’t the only member of the Royal Family to assume a different identity to protect his privacy.
Whether it is Prince William using the name ‘Steve’ during his days at university or Prince Harry having a Facebook profile under the pseudonym ‘Spike Wells’, it is shared practice in royal circles.
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And this trend has already extended to the younger members of the family – including Prince George.
Whether this is a nickname or a strategy to protect his privacy, a member of the public said once she was walking her dog and came into contact with the young prince while he was playing near the Middleton home in Berkshire.
She said: “I was asked by a police minder not to take a photo of the children, which I didn’t, but George started stroking my dog.
“Just to be friendly, I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, already though clearly I knew it.
“To my astonishment, he said, ‘I’m called Archie’, with a big smile on his confront.”
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