Prince Charles is known to drop a zinger or two from time to time…actually, wait, is he? Come to think of it we’re pretty sure his japery is few and far between, so it comes as a mild surprise to report that he had TV duo Ant and Dec in stitches recently after throwing a pearler at them when meeting them at the Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards.

The awards took place in London last night, with the Geordie pair opening up the show, which honours the achievements of disadvantaged youngster, and featured a glut of celebrity names, including Homeland’s Damian Lewis and Dame Helen Mirren. However, it was Ant and Dec who Prince Charles was most impressed with, according to the Daily Mirror. Taking to the stage after their routine, the royal commented "They seem to have discovered the secret of eternal youth. They still look about 15.” Here comes the punchline folks… wait for it… “I suspect it's all that rumbling they do."

Oh my, sorry but you’ll have to pick us up off the floor after that one. Charles was of course referring to the pair’s 1993, um, ‘hit’ single ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble’ which, after the pair performed it on their show Saturday Night Take Away at the weekend, is now shockingly in the mix to top the UK singles charts again come this weekend. Bookies William Hill have the song at 8/13 to come out on top.

Ant And DecAnt and Dec were the butt of Prince Charles joke last night