There were jokes all round when Prince Charles met TV presenters Ant and Dec at a the Prince”s Trust Awards on Tuesday night – and it wasn”t the comic duo who provided the quips.
During his speech, Charles referred to Ant and Dec”s re-released charity single, Let”s Get Ready to Rhumble. “They seem to have discovered the secret of eternal youth. I suspect it must be all that rhumbling they do,” he said, adding: “Anyway, I hope they keep rhumbling on.”
Ant and Dec looked delighted to be joining Charles at the Prince”s Trust Awards ceremony, the annual event which gives the royal a chance to meet young people whose success has been guided by his flagship charity.
The Prince”s Trust is just one of the organisations the presenters-turned-pop-stars lend their profile to.
Speaking of their music revival, Ant revealed that all proceeds from Let”s Get Ready to Rhumble will be donated to a good cause. “People are still buying the track, so we”ve just decided that any money we make out of it will be put towards ChildLine, as we”re patrons of that,” he told BBC Radio 2.
Other stars joining Ant and Dec at the Prince”s Trust gala included Homeland actor Damian Lewis, cyclist Victoria Pendleton and Dame Helen Mirren, who is currently playing the Queen in the West End play, The Audience.
“I have a feeling that Dame Helen Mirren should really be putting on a familiar wig in some West End theatre now,” Prince Charles quipped from the stage after handind out awards to his young protégés.