If you had any doubt that Prince William is a very modern royal, then may we present this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the guests of honour at this year’s bash at London’s Palladium theatre, which was hosted by Miranda Hart.
The show, which went out on ITV on Tuesday (19 Dec) night featured the usual mix of music, comedy and cabaret, but what we weren’t expecting was for William to become the star of the show, when he galloped (yes, galloped) in the Royal Box.
It was all part of an on-going sketch that saw Miranda attempt to get the royal to take part in her favourite activity – galloping.
After asking the cast of ‘Annie’ to put the request to the second-in-line to the throne, he actually agreed.
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It wasn’t the only time William brought the house down as he’d also gamely taken part in an earlier sketch when Miranda managed to rope him into a re-imagining of a skit from her BBC sitcom.
As the comedian opened the show, she called upon the audience to recreate a “posh” party by shouting “such fun!” or doing that “upper class British mumble”.
After the attendees had played their part in the sketch, William also joined in by shouting “such fun!” from the royal box.
Yes, William, we’d have to agree.