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Prince Charles comes to the rescue after golden labrador puppy steals reporter’s microphone

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall appeared in the ITV This Morning studios on Wednesday afternoon where the heir to the throne wrestled a microphone from a playful puppy.

As Charles and Camilla met the cast and crew, the resident dog, Digby, stole a microphone from a reporter in the press pack.

Prince Charles was clearly amused and tugged the microphone out of Digby’s mouth, and pretended to throw it across the studio for the guide dog-in-training to fetch.

The microphone belonged to ITV Royal Editor, Chris Ship, who said the device was a little moist and damp once it was returned to him.

Charles and Camilla were in the This Morning studio to celebrate the flagship programme’s 30th anniversary.

Once on set, Their Royal Highnesses met presenters Philip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, as well as the show’s other stars and resident experts.

When chatting to Ruth Langsford, the Duchess of Cornwall mentioned Strictly Come Dancing, a programme she is a huge fan of.

Ruth was a contestant on last year’s series, having been partnered with Anton Du Beke.

Camilla said: “You did so well on Strictly. I thought you were brilliant.”

She added that she thought the judges were “really mean” to Ruth who was eliminated from the competition halfway through.

This Morning has aired on weekday mornings since 1988 with more than 6,000 episodes being produced.

Last week, the programme won a National Television Award for Best Daytime Show – an award it has won every year since 2011.

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