[wpsm_dropcap]T[/wpsm_dropcap]hey may be known for keeping stiff upper lips during state visits, but the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall broke royal protocol in Canada last Thursday by breaking out in a fit of giggles. When Charles was first introduced to Camilla, he was attracted by the fact she laughed at ‘the same silly things as he did’.
And that shared sense of humour still endures more than 40 years later, as footage of the pair laughing uncontrollably during a performance of traditional Inuit throat singing on their recent tour of Canada shows.
Now actual throat singing…
Inuit throat singing, or katajjaq, is a form of musical performance uniquely found among the Inuit. The Inuit performers are traditionally women who sing only duets in a kind of entertaining contest to see who can outlast the other, although one of the genre’s most famous performers, Tanya Tagaq, performs as a solo artist.