When you’re a royal there is a certain high standard you must uphold in social situations. Throughout history the royal family have set an example of how one must behave in public. So onlookers were left surprised and amused when Prince William let his guard down at the 2017 Royal Variety Performance.
Every year, acts of every talent come together to put on a magnificent show at the London Palladium Theatre for the royal family. This year Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, attended and it seems like they were having a positively wonderful time.
Seated in their private balcony above the stage, the royal couple watched and enjoyed as performers from all over the world entertained them. But then the cast of the musical, Annie, performed and the tables turned. They ended up making Prince William the entertainment for the evening!
Host Miranda Hart, who had performed as Miss Hannigan in the musical along with the children, was known for her hilarious ‘horse dance’ and had referenced it earlier in the evening. And the mischievous girls of ‘Annie’ had a trick up their sleeve…
Interviewing a little girl from the cast, Miranda announced that they had a special request for Prince William. In a sweet, small voice the little girl looks up pleadingly to the box and asks their question: “Please sir, will you gallop with us?”
The room falls about in laughter at the thought of the future heir to the throne dancing with the cast of a musical. But people were left eating their words as the Prince got to his feet and began to gallop like a horse, just as the stars of the show do.
The Duchess of Cambridge fell apart laughing at her husband’s hilarious antics and the rest of the theatre couldn’t contain their laughter either.
Pleased with the result of their cheeky request, the little girls of ‘Annie’ galloped off stage, paying homage to the Prince and his good humour. It’s nice to see a member of royalty dropping formalities to please the people.
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