Question about Prince Charles.

@deebomb (15347)
United States
March 1, 2008 5:56pm CST
This is a question for those living in the UK. Tonight I was watching the news about Prince Harry from Afghanistan and when they gave a short interview with Prince Charles he was wearing a green onion in his lapel. Can you people from the UK explain this?
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Mar 08
The "onion" was in fact a Leek. Today (March 1st) is St David's Day and St David is the Patron Saint of Wales. Prince Charles formal title is The Prince of Wales and he is also Colonel of the Welsh Guards (Army). So he was wearing his national symbol. Hope that helps.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Mar 08
Sorry, I should have said that the leek is the national symbol of Wales.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Thank you very much. Yes it does help. I wasn't sure if it was a leek or a green onion as we call them here in the USA.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Mar 08
Thank you for the BR.