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March 2, 2005

ALICE SPRINGS, Australia – Ozzy Osbourne sent his congratulations to Prince Charles on his upcoming marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles.

Charles was in Alice Springs Wednesday during a five-day tour of Australia that has been overshadowed by scrutiny of his wedding to Parker Bowles, which has fazed some observers because the couple’s romance began before Princess Diana died.

Osbourne weighed in on the issue while in Sydney to host the first MTV Australia Video Music Awards, calling Charles a “mate” and saying he should be allowed to marry Parker Bowles in peace.

“It’s his business you know. His first wife got killed so what’s he expected to do, be single for the rest of his life? If he likes her and she likes him or whatever, good luck on them,” Osbourne, the former lead singer of Black Sabbath, told reporters.

Charles, the 56-year-old heir to the British throne, has a hectic agenda on his last official trip before his April 8 wedding, cramming five Australian cities into as many days.

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