It’s an honour that most of us mere mortals will never get.
But last night, lucky Harry Styles and the rest of One Direction got the opportunity to meet Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William at the Royal Variety performance.
And it sounds like he was cuter than a pink, flowery button.
Meeting the royals after their performance, the boys were on their best behaviour for Kate, 32, and Wills, 32, as they followed protocol and shook each royal’s hand. Well done lads.
Speaking after meeting the Duchess, Harry, 20, gave us the lowdown on what, er, went down really.
He said: “I said congratulations on the bump,” though she “didn’t look bumpy.”
He’s so ruddy cute isn’t he? LET US LOVE YOU.
Prince William, who was attending the evening with his wife for the very first time (where was our invite guys?), promised that he’d been “keeping a close eye” on those cheeky 1D lads as they took to the stage amongst a whole variety (pun intended) of other stars.
Understandably, Liam Payne, 21, was sh*tting bricks about the night, explaining: “It’s the most nervous I think I’ve ever been in my life.”
More nervous than The X Factor babes? I mean, it makes sense but Simon Cowell still makes us more scared than a school assembly to be honest.
Louis Tomlinson also explained that he thought he’d made a big fat mistake, saying: “I didn’t say ma’am. I said – Hi. How are you? I’m Louis.”
AS YOU DO when you’re meeting RUDDY ROYALTY.
Liam joked it off though, adding: “So he’s off to a bad start.”
We thought Prince William was keeping an eye on you lot?
Kate, who looked super stunning in a black lace gown, was treated to a whole range of amazing acts during the evening, including Bette Midler, Ed Sheeran, Simply Red and Ellie Goulding, who sung at her actual Wedding.
No big deal then.
Simply Red was a special moment for Wills, as Mick Hucknall was said to be one of Diana Princess of Wales, his late mother’s, favourite acts.
Kate’s old school-friend Jack Whitehall also had the audience in stitches, joking about how disappointed his mum was that he hadn’t wooed Kate for himself.
He joked: “She’ll be doing it tonight, she’ll be watching the Royal Variety show and I know what she’ll be saying – she’ll be like: ‘Oh look, there he is.
“The black sheep of the family, embarrassing himself in front of the one that got away.”
We’ll just be over here, dreaming of being royalty. Don’t mind us.
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