The Prince of Wales looked elegant as he met A-list celebrities including Amal Clooney at the Prince’s Trust Awards in London today.
The future king, 73, cracked a joke when he arrived on the red carpet outside the Royal Drury Lane Theater in London’s West End on Tuesday.
On the steps of the place he was greeted by Lord Director Lloyd Webber, his proprietor, and Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa.
Ahead of the ceremony, Prince spoke to Jonathan Bailey and Phoebe Denivore, who starred in the Regency-era Netflix drama Bridgerton.
The Prince of Wales looked elegant when he met A-list celebrities, including Amal Clooney, at the Prince’s Trust Awards in London (pictured, with Amal and Edward Enninful)
Ants and December, pictured with Charles, joked that he was never happy to see them host the event year after year.
Kate Jarroy, Felicity Kendall and Charles, pictured, all smile and laugh as rumble of thunder erupted before the party
Bailey joked that he expected the hit show to run “for the next 50 years” and told Prince the series was being filmed in Bath, before describing the city as “amazing”.
The future king, 73, appeared in high spirits as he arrived at the event at Theater Royal Drury Lane wearing an elegant blue jacket, white shirt and pink tie.
Ant and Dec hosted the Prince’s Trust Awards for the 10th year and a celebration of youth achievement with the support of the charity and will air on ITV Thursday for the first time.
Before the show, the presenter duo told Charles that they were looking forward to some “classic HRH Pantz” and jokingly noted that he’d been pretty disappointed every year when they returned as hosts.
Ant and Dec hosted the party this afternoon and presented the award winners with their awards (left, Kayleigh Taylor and right, Emma May Miller)
Prince Charles and Amal Clooney with Women Empowerment Award winner Tanzala Khan this afternoon
As the Prince met celebrity ambassadors, thunder was heard through an open window, to the laughter of Charles, Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway, and actress Felicity Kendall.
Among the winners were a mother who overcame her experience with domestic violence to secure a job in the ambulance service and a young woman the Prince’s Trust helped with her addiction problems.
Former Big Brother presenter Emma Willis and Melanie C of the Spice Girls took to the stage to present an award wearing matching trouser suits in pink and purple, respectively.
BBC host Clara Ampho jokingly congratulated co-presenter Anne-Marie on safely descending the stairs on stage in reference to her infamous fall at the Brit Awards.
Sir Ben Kingsley, Bear Grylls and Nicola Adams were among the stars who met Prince Charles at today’s awards ceremony at the Theater Royal in Drury Lane
The Prince of Wales also spoke to Bridgerton stars Jonathan Bailey and Phoebe Denivore while attending the 18th Prince Trust Awards.
The pop singer, 31, stumbled while descending some steps during the annual concert at London’s O2 Arena in early February – but continued to finish her performance.
Charles took to the stage after receiving the final award, sarcastically saying, “Welcome to Ant and Dec Prince’s Trust Tuesday afternoon takeaway.”
He touched on the impact of the epidemic on young people and stressed the importance of the Fund’s work.
Actor Sir Ben Kingsley, Amal Clooney and adventurer Bear Grylls were among the celebrity attendees.
Founded by Charles in 1976, the fund supports 11-30 year olds across the UK who are unemployed, struggling in school or at risk of exclusion.
Prince Charles appeared in high spirits while speaking to broadcasters Ant and Dec before the awards ceremony
Smiles all round! The 73-year-old met Fearne Cotton, David Harewood and Sir Ben Kingsley at the Prince’s Trust Awards, pictured
Meanwhile, the King also spoke with Major Tim Peake and Mel C during the event in London this afternoon
The Royal Drury Lane Theater has undergone major renovations in recent years, reopening in July 2021 with the Frozen musical now showing.
It comes after an appearance at the Order of the Bath Service in Westminster Abbey this morning.
Charles, 73, looked stern as he entered the Abbey in an elaborate red robe with gold trim and a train crammed over his uniform.
The King performed the Service of the Order of the Bath, which is held every four years and honors officers of the armed forces and civil servants.
It is a role traditionally played by the King, but Charles performs his duties as Grand Master of the esteemed Order of Bath.
The future King, 73, appeared in high spirits as he arrived at the event at Theater Royal Drury Lane wearing an elegant blue jacket, white shirt and pink tie.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber greeted the Prince of Wales on his arrival at the ceremony along with Lord Lieutenant-General of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olissa
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber welcomed Prince Charles at today’s event at the Royal Drury Lane Theatre, pictured