Prince Charles 'run over by a bus' while a student at Cambridge

Britain's Prince Charles has been reminiscing about his time at university -  close encounters with buses and all.
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Britain's Prince Charles has been reminiscing about his time at university - close encounters with buses and all.

Prince Charles has revealed he was "run over by a bus" while a student at Cambridge University.

The heir to the British throne made the revelation about his time at Trinity College in the 1960s and 70s at a reception for the bicentenary of the city's Fitzwilliam Museum.

"Quite how I survived being run over by a bus when I was on a bicycle, just outside here, I don't know," he said.

Charles gave no further details of the incident and the Daily Mail reported his aides later said they were unaware of it.

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Charles, who visited the Fitzwilliam with wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, said he felt so lucky to have been able to study at Cambridge. He was "horrified" to realise 2017 would mark 50 years since he started his university studies, he said during the visit.

Charles was the first heir to take a degree, studying history.

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