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Prince Charles mingles with celebrities at the Princes Trust Awards 

The Prince of Wales looked dapper as he met with A-list celebrities including Amal Clooney at today’s Prince’s Trust Awards in London.

The future King, 73, cracked a joke as he arrived on the red carpet outside the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End on Tuesday. 

On the steps of the venue, he was greeted by impresario Lord Lloyd Webber, its owner, and the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa.

Ahead of the ceremony, the prince spoke to Jonathan Bailey and Phoebe Dynevor, who star in Regency-era Netflix drama Bridgerton. 

The Prince of Wales looked dapper as he met with A-list celebrities including Amal Clooney at today’s Prince’s Trust Awards in London (pictured, with Amal and Edward Enninful)  

Ant and Dec, pictured with Charles, joked that he never seemed very happy to  see them hosting the event year after year

Ant and Dec, pictured with Charles, joked that he never seemed very happy to  see them hosting the event year after year 

Kate Garraway, Felicity Kendal and Charles, pictured, all smiled and laughed as a rumble of thunder broke out before the ceremony

Kate Garraway, Felicity Kendal and Charles, pictured, all smiled and laughed as a rumble of thunder broke out before the ceremony 

Bailey joked that he expected the hit show to ‘be on for the next 50 years’ and told the prince the series has been shooting in Bath, before describing the city as ‘stunning’.

The future King, 73, appeared in high spirits as he arrived at the event at Theatre Royal Drury Lane wearing a smart blue jacket, white shirt and pink tie. 

The Prince’s Trust awards were hosted by Ant and Dec for the 10th year and celebrate the achievements of young people supported by the charity and will air on ITV on Thursday for the first time. 

Before the show, the presenting duo told Charles they were looking forward to some ‘classic HRH bantz’ and jokingly noted that he looked very disappointed each year when they returned as hosts.

Ant on stage with award winner Kayleigh Taylor, pictured

Ant and Dec on stage with award winner Emma May Miller, pictured

Ant and Dec hosted the ceremony this afternoon and presented prize winners with their awards (left, Kayleigh Taylor and right, Emma May Miller) 

Prince Charles and Amal Clooney with Women's Empowerment Award winner Tanzila Khan this afternoon

Prince Charles and Amal Clooney with Women’s Empowerment Award winner Tanzila Khan this afternoon 

As the prince met the celebrity ambassadors, a rumble of thunder was heard through an open window, prompting laughter from Charles, Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway and actress Felicity Kendal.

Among the winners were a mother who overcame her experience of domestic violence to secure a job in the ambulance service and a young woman who was helped through her addiction issues by the Prince’s Trust.

Former Big Brother presenter Emma Willis and Melanie C of the Spice Girls took to the stage to present an award wearing matching pant suits in pink and purple respectively.

BBC host Clara Amfo jokingly congratulated her co-presenter Anne-Marie on making it down the on-stage stairs safely in a nod to her infamous fall at the Brit Awards.

Sir Ben Kingsley, Bear Grylls and Nicola Adams were among the stars who met with Prince Charles at today's awards at Theatre Royal in Drury Lane

Sir Ben Kingsley, Bear Grylls and Nicola Adams were among the stars who met with Prince Charles at today’s awards at Theatre Royal in Drury Lane 

The Prince of Wales also spoke to Bridgerton stars Jonathan Bailey and Phoebe Dynevor as he attended the eighteenth Prince's Trust Awards

The Prince of Wales also spoke to Bridgerton stars Jonathan Bailey and Phoebe Dynevor as he attended the eighteenth Prince’s Trust Awards

The pop singer, 31, took a tumble while descending some steps during the annual ceremony at London’s O2 Arena in early February – but carried on to finish her performance.

Taking to the stage after the final award, Charles quipped, ‘Welcome to the Ant and Dec Prince’s Trust Tuesday Afternoon Takeaway’.

He addressed the impact of the pandemic on young people and stressed the importance of the trust’s work.

Actor Sir Ben Kingsley, Amal Clooney and adventurer Bear Grylls were also among the celebrity attendees.

Founded by Charles in 1976, the trust supports 11 to 30-year-olds across the UK who are unemployed, struggling at school or at risk of exclusion.

Prince Charles appeared in high spirits as he chatted with presenters Ant and Dec before the awards ceremony

Prince Charles appeared in high spirits as he chatted with presenters Ant and Dec before the awards ceremony

Smiles all round! The 73-year-old met with Fearne Cotton, David Harewood and Sir Ben Kingsley at the Prince's Trust Awards, pictured

Smiles all round! The 73-year-old met with Fearne Cotton, David Harewood and Sir Ben Kingsley at the Prince’s Trust Awards, pictured 

Meanwhile the royal also spoke with Major Tim Peake and Mel C during the event in London this afternoon

Meanwhile the royal also spoke with Major Tim Peake and Mel C during the event in London this afternoon

Theatre Royal Drury Lane has undergone major renovations in recent years, reopening in July 2021 with the Frozen musical currently showing.

It comes after his appearance at the Order of the Bath Service at Westminster Abbey this morning.

Charles, 73, looked stern as he entered the Abbey in an elaborate red robe with gold embellishments and a full train atop his military uniform.

The royal performed the Order of the Bath service, which is held every four years and honours  officers of the Armed Services and civil servants.

It is a role traditionally done by the monarch, however Charles is performing the duties in his role as Great Master of the Honourable Order of the Bath.  

The future King, 73, appeared in high spirits as he arrived at the event at Theatre Royal Drury Lane wearing a smart blue jacket, white shirt and pink tie

The future King, 73, appeared in high spirits as he arrived at the event at Theatre Royal Drury Lane wearing a smart blue jacket, white shirt and pink tie

The Prince of Wales was greeted by Sir Andrew Llyod Webber as he arrived at the event alongside The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa

The Prince of Wales was greeted by Sir Andrew Llyod Webber as he arrived at the event alongside The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber greeted Prince Charles at today's event at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, pictured

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber greeted Prince Charles at today’s event at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, pictured


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