Johnny Cash appears in unearthed photo with a young and bearded King Charles

20 September 2022, 16:08

Johnny Cash met Prince Charles in the '70s
Johnny Cash met Prince Charles in the '70s. Picture: Getty/Roseanne Cash/Twitter

By Tom Eames

Johnny Cash's daughter has shared an amazing photograph of her father meeting King Charles III several decades ago.

Country icon Johnny Cash passed away in 2003 aged 71, and is still regarded as one of the greatest ever musicians and singer-songwriters.

Charles became King Charles III earlier this month, following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who was laid to rest at her State funeral on Monday (September 19).

A previously unseen photograph of the King has now emerged, showing Charles hanging out with Johnny back in the day.

Johnny's eldest daughter, Rosanne, shared the photo on Twitter on Monday night, following the late Queen's funeral.

She wrote: "I’ve been debating all day whether or not to post this photo, but it’s just too good to keep under wraps. I expect a lot of captions, but none I haven’t thought of already. But go right ahead."

The photo shows a young Charles in his 30s, with a beard and moustache, looking rather similar to his youngest son Prince Harry.

Cash is seen with a beaming smile as he poses for the camera.

This isn't the only connection between Cash and the Royal Family. In 2002, he recorded the song 'The Man Comes Around' for his album of the same name.

The song was actually inspired by a dream he had, where he found himself inside London's Buckingham Palace and in conversation with Queen Elizabeth II.

"There she sat on the floor and she looked up at me and said, 'Johnny Cash, you’re like a thorn tree in a whirlwind,'” Cash said in 2002.

"I woke up and thought, what could a dream like this mean? I forgot about it for two or three years, but it kept haunting me. I kept thinking about how vivid it was. I thought maybe it was biblical."

Soon after, Cash discovered a reference to thorn trees in the Book of Job, leading him to write a folk ballad based on the Book of Revelation.