I’ve always found the Prince of Wales funny, and appreciate that he enjoys making light of (most) situations. Over the years the public has seen him loosen up, becoming somewhat of a character, and I think most people appreciate that.
Prince Charles earned a bad rap during his marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales as stiff and prone to complaining, but as the heir grows older, people in his company have noticed a thawing, revealing that dry, subtle Windsor humor that is hard to resist.
No other instance better displays Charles’ ability to play along and have a bit of fun than this video in which he recalls a 1977 interview with Australian TV presenter Molly Meldrum.
Countdown, a popular music TV show down under, is celebrating 40 years on the air. According to People, His Royal Highness recorded a video about that infamous interview, in which Meldrum flubbed his lines and appeared very, very nervous.
“Do you not have one of these teleprompters?” a young Charles asked.
“No,” Meldrum said, his face grey.
“Was it really 40 years ago? It only seems like yesterday,” Charles recalled. “I wish it were tomorrow. I’d cancel it.”