Burnley football fan King Charles urges nation's train-goers and some may think Blackburn Rovers fans to 'please mind the gap'

Our new King, in the days when he was the Prince of Wales, proudly declared himself a Claret – and a recent message ahead of the Coronation could have fans thinking His Majesty has made a playful dig at Burnley’s arch rivals Blackburn Rovers.
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The King, who has declared his affection for the town and Turf Moor outfit several times in the past, made a special royal rail announcement ahead of the Coronation which he ended with the oft-heard train station phrase “please mind the gap”.

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Now, of course, he may have been referring to the public safety message for train-goers embarking and disembarking from carriages, but the avowed royal Burnley fan may also have been echoing fellow Clarets who have recently been goading rivals Blackburn Rovers over the huge 32 point gap between the teams so far in the Championship season.

King Charles said: “My wife and I wish you and your families a wonderful Coronation weekend. And remember, please mind the gap.”