A video of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, interacting with a Filipina who was one of the crowd of greeters lining up to get a glimpse of the prince and eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II has been making the rounds online.
In the video, the Filipina can heard saying, “Hi Sir from the Philippines!” To which Prince Charles replied: “From the Philippines?” The next thing Prince Charles said was: “I see you’ve elected a new president… Bongbong? Bongbong Marcos? What a wonderful name.” And the Filipina replied: “Yes Sir and we love it.” And Prince Charles shared a laughed with the Filipina, apparently pleased with the news of the Philippines just elected a new President while pointing a finger to the Filipina and quipped: “What a wonderful name, Bongbong!”
The video has since been reposted on Tiktok and finally on Facebook yesterday.
The video has since gone viral, prompting Pinoy-at-heart British national and vlogger Malcolm Conlan to write an open letter to Prince Charles to thank him in behalf of the 31 million Filipinos for the kind gesture that it made him cry because he found it very touching.
You may now read Malcolm Conlan’s open letter below.
An Open Letter to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales,
I hope you don’t mind me writing to you like this sir, but as a British citizen, married to a Filipina, with a Filipino family both here and in the Philippines. I wanted to thank you personally for your amazing gesture to a Filipino gentleman on your ongoing State visit to Canada with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
This netizen was able to capture a video which has since gone viral and is being appreciated by millions of Filipinos around the globe.
In it, you quite rightly acknowledged the recently held Philippine Presidential elections. Just to let you know Your Royal Highness, that the 31 Million Filipinos who elected President elect Bongbong Marcos are most grateful to you for this pleasant light hearted interaction with one of their fellow countrymen, particularly when you remarked that ‘Bong Bong’ was a nice name.
I appreciate and acknowledge that you are above politics, however this simple interaction and comment from you regarding the recently concluded democratic process in the Philippines, means so much to so many!!!!
Thank you sir for this kind gesture, it made me cry and was so touching.
Maraming Salamat po sir (thank you very much) on behalf of at least 31,000,000 million Filipino voters and many more like myself who although are unable to vote, but are very interested and supportive of the Philippines and her people.
Netizen and UK citizen.
Source: Malcolm Conlan