Prince Charles joins actors on stage for Shakespeare celebrations

The Prince of Wales took to the stage as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, rounding off a day of celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

Charles, who is patron of the Royal Shakespeare Company, made a surprise appearance in a star-studded televised gala in Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stratford played host to a series of events throughout Satrurday in celebration of the Bard's life and works.

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"Shakespeare 400" - what does the Bard mean to you?

William Shakespeare is known as the world's greatest playwright Credit: PA

The Midlands is playing a big part in commemorating "Shakespeare 400" - a year-long series of events marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon and is buried there.

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon Credit: PA

So with the world's focus firmly on the Midlands again, we'd like to know if you're planning a special event or celebration to mark the Shakespeare 400 milestone. Please get in touch and tell us your plans.

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