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British Royals

Prince William, Princess Charlotte and the comedian who a future king channelled with his dad joke

During a recent engagement, Prince William was ‘channeling his inner Jack Whitehall’ as he told Princess Charlotte’s favourite dad joke. But who exactly is Jack Whitehall?

Born in London, the University of Manchester grad is an English comedian, actor, writer, and television personality. Whitehall got his start in stand-up comedy when he performed his first show in 2009 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Nearly Rebellious. The show would go on to be nominated at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and put Jack up for ‘Best Newcomer.’ Since the 2009 festival, he has been on five stand-up tours.

While he’s not on the road, he is doing television and film work with his most recent film, Robots, coming out last year. He is said to be in an upcoming American romantic comedy called Silent Retreat. The film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson is currently in post-production with no set release date.

In addition to his current works, there may be a few other projects you recognise him from. From 2012 to 2018, he served as a regular panelist on the comedy show, A League of Their Own. In addition, he was host of the BRIT Awards from 2018 to 2021 and played JP in the comedy-drama series Fresh Meat from 2011 to 2016. If you can’t get enough of his comedy, he now has a Netflix special, Jack Whitehall Settle Down.

Like every public figure, Jack does have a home life. Since 2020, he’s been in a relationship with model Roxy Horner. The two announced the birth of their first child in September 2023. Living in Notting Hill, Jack is said to be an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C.

About author

My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.