PRINCE Charles was given a very pleasant surprise while attending an official reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo.
Ms Huws is currently on a tour of Japan as a part of a cultural programme organised by the Arts Council of Wales and so was able to accept the invitation to play.
The Prince was clearly delighted by the unexpected turn of events.
Later, Clarence House posted pictures of Charles talking to guests, as well as Ms Huws playing her harp to his official Twitter account.
Prince Charles (Image GETTY)
Alis Huws (Image GETTY)
The Duke of Cornwall resurrected the position of royal harpist back in 2000.
Ms Huws is the sixth person to take on the role and was given her role in July of this year.
After her appointment, the musician spoke of her passion for Welsh culture and her wish to use her new position as a platform to promote all things Welsh.
She told the BBC: “I am passionate about my Welsh heritage and I would hope to use this platform to be an ambassador for our language, music and culture, whilst raising the profile of the harp in Wales and further afield.
Duke and Duchess of Cornwall (Image: GETTY)
“I’ve seen first hand how uplifting music can be and I am committed to furthering my work in this field.”
The position has not come without its controversies, after a former royal harpist was convicted for handling stolen goods in 2009.
Jemima Phillips held the position from 2004 until 2007, and even played at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.
But during that time she started taking drugs and became involved in criminal activities to help fund her addiction.
Prince Charles and Alis Huws (Image GETTY)
Jemima Phillips (Image GETTY)
The Prince of Wales has recently featured in an ITV documentary about his Duchy of Cornwall estate.
This estate is set to be inherited by his eldest son, William, when he finally ascends to the throne.
And the future king of England admitted to being almost reduced to tears by the Duke of Cambridge’s interest and concern for the Duchy and its residents.
In the documentary, Prince William reveals that he does not plan to change much when he inherits the Duchy of Cornwall from his father.
Royal Family Tree (Image: Express Newspapers)
He said: “Rest assured I’m not going to rock the boat. I’ll do much the same as what my father’s doing.”
He added he is “very passionate” about farming and is trying to learn as much as he can when in Norfolk.
The Prince of Wales said: “When I saw it, I couldn’t believe it.
Prince Charles and William/Kate (Image: GETTY)
“I was deeply touched and moved by what he said.
“It practically reduced me to tears because I suddenly thought, well, just hearing that from him, has made the last 50 years worthwhile.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK