Prince Charles meets pen pal

Britain's Prince Charles met his pen pal, Tibbeth Smith, 80, in New Zealand.

Prince Charles meets pen pal

Britain's Prince Charles met his pen pal in New Zealand.

The heir to the British throne and his wife Duchess Camilla are currently on a tour of the country where they met Tibbeth Smith, 80, who sends Prince Charles a birthday and Christmas card every year.

She said: "He gave me a peck on the cheek. Charles is my favourite without a doubt and I was just so happy to meet him. I don't write to anyone else - just Charles and Camilla.

"I get letters back from them, but they are never signed. I told Camilla about all of the letters and she said it was nice to be able to put a face to the name. I gave her a big hug too. It was absolutely wonderful."

"I sent them one when they got married too. I was so very happy when they got together.

Tibbeth said meeting the pair was a dream come true for her and she had been eagerly anticipating their visit to New Zealand.

She told Stuff.co.nz: "I was so excited to meet them. To be so close to him, oh I never dreamt that was going to happen."

"I haven't been able to sleep for a week and I don't think I'm going to sleep tonight after that."

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