Every year, members of the Royal Family attend the Royal Variety Performance; which was filmed last night and which is scheduled to air next Tuesday on ITV. British royalty met pop royalty when the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall met Lady Gaga before the start of the show.
“My grandchildren call me Gaga,” the Duchess revealed to the singer. The royals also met Robbie Williams and charity bosses at the event held at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Producer, Bill Kenwright’s granddaughter presented the Duchess with flowers before the royal couple was escorted to their seats. Comedian David Walliams hosted the show. He joked on the air to that the future king and his wife, asking: “can I see your tickets please?” as he escorted a group of people to the royal box.
Lady Gaga and Robbie Williams will be joined by fellow performers, Sting, Emeli Sande, dance group Diversity minus Jordan Banjo, and magician and Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Jones.
Lance Corporal Jones said to The Telegraph during rehearsals: “It’s a really exciting performance, telling a really poignant story which is really important to my family in particular, but it should also touch the hearts of many people watching around the country.”
The 26-year-old from Essex, continued: “It’s a big, heart-warming moment for the forces – but I don’t want to spill the beans too much.”
Winning Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year has afforded the soldier the opportunity to perform several times before members of the royal family. Of this experience, he said: “I feel very privileged and honoured to be here, performing for the Royal Family as well, and then in front of the nation.”
Though he loves performing, Jones admitted his main passion is still performing as a military musician, which has also allowed him to perform for royalty. Most recently for the Queen during the celebrations for her 90th birthday.