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Yet again, there was drama travelling to the Royal Variety Show in London. While last year in Blackpool our transport was broken into and damaged, this year Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall had their car attacked and vandalised by rioters

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Originally published in Surrey Life magazine January 2011


Elmbridge resident Max Clifford's monthly Surrey Life columngives us an insight into his busy life in the county and beyond...


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Yet again, there was drama travelling to the Royal Variety Show in London. While last year in Blackpool our transport was broken into and damaged, this year Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall had their car attacked and vandalised by rioters.


In scenes that have since been replayed across the worlds media, they were set upon while being driven along Regent Street to the London Palladium.


Clearly shaken by the ordeal, on their arrival Charles and Camilla quickly recovered their composure before being presented to the stars of the show including Robbie Williams, Susan Boyle and Cheryl Cole. They were also gracious when our nephews Alex and Matthew presented them with flowers.


In the end, it was a great night and a brilliant show; a mixture of comedy, music, dance and entertainment that was as good as any Royal Variety Performance Ive been to.


It was also the last for Weybridge resident Peter Elliott. Until he retired last month, Peter had been at the heart of the charity show for 37 years.
During that time, he has sat with the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cornwall and introduced them to many of the worlds greatest stars.

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