Charles hails Ant and Dec 'rhumble'
Published 27/03/2013 | 13:08
Ant and Dec have been told to "keep rumbling on" by the Prince of Wales as they hosted the Prince's Trust Awards.
Prince Charles commended the pair on their youthful looks, and joked about their newly revived pop single Let's Get Ready To Rhumble at the star-studded ceremony in London's Leicester Square Odeon.
"They seem to have discovered the secret of eternal youth. I suspect it must be all that rumbling they do. Anyway, I hope they keep rumbling on," he quipped.
Prince's Trust ambassadors Mark Ronson, Idris Elba, Damian Lewis and Dame Helen Mirren joined Charles to celebrate young people who have turned their lives around with the help of his charity, the Prince's Trust.
The Prince also joked about Dame Helen's West End theatre role as the Queen in The Audience: "I have a feeling that Dame Helen Mirren should really be putting on a familiar wig in some West End theatre now."
Idris, who received about £1,500 from The Prince's Trust when he was 15 or 16, said he is "always thankful" to the Trust for helping him fulfil "a long, hard dream".
Speaking about the stories he will be the next James Bond, he said: "That is just a massive rumour. People keep asking me about James Bond. I mean, it's a massive compliment, but I think they're very much in love with Daniel Craig."
Damian and his wife Helen McCrory presented Afsana Benozir, 20, from Tower Hamlets, London, with the Samsung Young Achiever of the Year award.
Helen said the key to the Trust's success is that it offers an "alternative" to young people.
"Well I think succeeding is the easy bit. It's how you succeed, and that's why the Prince's Trust is fantastic because it's giving people the tools. And it's giving them an alternative."