I don't know about you but I enjoyed the above photo which was widely circulated in the media this past weekend. It spoke to me of pride, accomplishment and unbridled youthful elation
So very often we forget that royalty, while privileged, are just normal people like you and I. That fact was never more evident than on Friday when England's Prince Harry was one of nine training pilots awarded provisional wings by his father Prince Charles, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps.
"You are looking very smart, if I may say so," Charles told his son as he inspected the graduates. Chelsy Davy, who has long been romantically linked with Harry, was also in attendance, cheering loudly when his name was called out as the winner of the Peter Adams Trophy, a prize for the best tactical ability during the operational training phase.
The look on Lieutenant Harry's beaming face was priceless as he marched smartly away from his father after the award presentation. In an attempt to hide fatherly pride and retain composure, a smiling Charles glanced down at the floor.
A special royal moment, captured on film. A father and son lifetime highlight to be sure. I'm glad for Harry and his dad!