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A hug for Charles' former classmate.

THE decades fell away for the Prince of Wales when he met an old Papua New Guinea schoolmate he shared student digs with.

Almost 50 years have passed since Charles last saw Father Lucas Bejigi, an Anglican priest, who made the heir to the throne welcome during his stay at a remote school in Papua New Guinea.

Aged just 17 the Prince travelled to the Pacific country in 1966 for a few days while he was studying in neighbouring Australia.

At first Charles, 63, did not recognise his old classmate when they met on Saturday night at the royal's hotel in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, but when the Prince realised who the 64-year-old priest was, the two men hugged.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Nov 5, 2012
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