Britain's Prince Charles has had a taste of life in the Arctic during his ten-day visit to Canada.
SV Seal being skinned and liver offered to Charles as people watch
SV Prince Charles inspects school
Transcript: Cathy McQueen: "Prince Charles got a real taste of the North during his visit to the Frobisher Bay Elementary School. The children were learning how to skin a seal. Everyone knows that raw seal liver is a great delicacy and it was only polite to offer some to His Royal Highness. The doctor travelling with the royal party made a special trip to the hospital to ask the local physician if there was any cause for concern. He was assured that seal liver is full of vitamins. At a dinner that evening the main course was Arctic shark, and it was cooked. Prince Charles told the guests the next time that raw seal liver is served, he'll make sure that the Press eats it. "Cathy McQueen, C.B.C. News, Frobisher Bay."
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REPORTER: CATHY McQUEEN
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Background: Britain's Prince Charles has had a taste of life in the Arctic during his ten-day visit to Canada.
While on a visit to the Frobisher Bay Elementary School on Thursday (24 April) he was offered by the children one of the great delicacies of the Northwest Territories--raw seal's liver.
The children were learning how to skin a seal at the time.
As soon as Prince Charles ate part of the liver the doctor travelling with the royal party ran off to the nearest hospital to check that the liver would have no unpleasant side effects.
He was assured the liver was full of vitamins.