Prince Charles questions Eamonn Holmes
Britain’s Prince Charles jokingly asked Eamonn Holmes where he’d been with his wife, Duchess Camilla, after the newsreader gave her a hug.
The 66-year-old royal was visiting the Sky News studios in London with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, 67, when they bumped into the presenter, who broke protocol by giving the Duchess a friendly hug, the Daily Express newspaper reports.
Camilla – who has met Eamonn at several royal engagements in the past – commented that they “always meet in peculiar places” to which the ‘This Morning’ flirtingly replied, “That’s enough of that.”
Upon witnessing the flirtation, Charles jokingly butted in to say: “Where have you been with my wife?”
The comical meeting took place as Charles and Camilla hosted the official opening of a new Sky academy aimed at inspiring teenagers to become broadcasters and unveiled an electronic plaque, which appeared on a screen.
Speaking as the heir to the throne pressed a button on an iPad to launch the Sky Academy Careers Lab, a royal aide said: “His Royal Highness has unveiled many plaques in his time but it is the first time he has unveiled a digital one.”
During the tour of the campus, Camilla tried her hand at controlling a robot camera in the Sky Sports News HQ studio with the help of camera operator Rachel Applin.
Rachel said of the royal’s effort: “She did very well, she chose her own shot and focused it.”
The royal couple also split up to watch groups of children working in new mini studios acting as cameramen, presenters, directors and producers.