In October of 1977, Prince Charles spent two weeks visiting the United States. On Thursday, October 27th, he attended a luncheon at the 20th-Century Fox studio in Hollywood, California. Among those in attendance were Cary Grant, Charlton Heston and Lauren Bacall as well as the cast of M*A*S*H, several of whom were still in costume . He watched an episode of the series being filmed as well as an episode of Charlie’s Angels; according to an Associated Press article, he had “expressed an interest in seeing” both shows .
Here’s a press photograph of Prince Charles and Alan Alda:
The legible portion of the caption reads as follows:
Prince Charles of England, during his recent visit to the United States, chats with Alan Alda (right) on the set of “M*A*S*H,” one of his favorite television series, while Alda, who plays Hawkeye, was filming a two-part episode, the first half of which
Here’s a slightly larger version:
These images were offered on eBay in March of 2010 and January of 2005, respectively.