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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Shakespeare400: the Bard's global appeal

Celebrations to mark Shakespeare400 continue throughout the year Credit: ITV News Central

Celebrations continue throughout the year to mark Shakespeare400. Here the Chief Executive of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born, talks about his place in global culture.

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