Royals in DC: Prince Charles thinks FOX 5 reporter's live iPhone video is "amazing"

Technology has changed the way we do television, and on a royal Wednesday morning at the Lincoln Memorial, even Prince Charles thought that was "amazing."

FOX 5 reporter Bob Barnard put his iPhone to good use when the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, made their first official stop on their visit to D.C., and Prince Charles took notice.

Barnard was using Skype on his iPhone to bring us live pictures of Charles and Camilla as they made their way up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He first caught Prince Charles' eye at the top of the steps, and Barnard asked him how he was doing. The Prince of Wales replied that "trying to work out at the moment-- jet-lagged"-- as he was standing near the same the spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Prince Charles and Camilla then went inside the memorial alongside historians Michael Beschloss and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and of course, a crowd of security.

On their way back down the steps of the memorial, the Prince looked back up and happened to spot Barnard again.

"Have a good visit, sir," Barnard told him, and this time, Prince Charles thanked him, and then asked who he was.

"Do you have something to do with all of this?" Prince Charles asked.

"I'm just a TV reporter," Barnard told him-- as they shook hands.

Barnard was still rolling as the Prince pointed at his iPhone, had a good chuckle and said, "You don't look like it."  

"No, we're going low-tech," Barnard said.

"It's amazing what you can do with that," the Prince said.

We tend to agree.


The Royals have a full agenda for their visit to D.C., which also includes stops at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the National Archives, and Mount Vernon.
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