“When Ant and Dec Met The Prince” Airs on ITV

  January 5, 2016 at 10:10 am by

A documentary hosted by Ant and Dec to mark the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust aired last night on ITV in Britain.

It featured interviews with the Prince of Wales and his two sons – Princes William and Harry – and highlighted the work of the charitable organisation that helps young people with education and employment. Ant and Dec also accompanied Prince Charles on a number of engagements in 2015 linked with The Prince’s Trust.

Charles, who set up The Prince’s Trust in 1976 with the severance pay he received from the Royal Navy, said that getting the organisation up and running in the early days was the most difficult part, as he had to “overcome all these people who didn’t see the point.” However, with over 825,000 people assisted by The Trust in its four decades of operation, there most definitely was a point to the Prince’s idea to help the disadvantaged.

Among the things discussed in their segment, Prince William spoke of how becoming a father has made him more emotional: “I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father. …you realise how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective. The idea of not being around to see your children grow up…”

The two brothers also praised their father’s work – as did the Duchess of Cornwall – before recalling funny moments from their childhood, particularly as Charles had a habit of laughing during the wrong moments of school productions, earning him ‘evil eyes’ from his sons on stage.

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One Response to “When Ant and Dec Met The Prince” Airs on ITV

  1. Natalya says:

    Thank YOU for sharing the ITV program about Prince’s Charles Trust Fund ! It has been amazing to learn about its activities and to see the faces of those saved by this Fund. Respect to everyone involved in such work and to HRH Prince Charles in particular !

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