Kate Middleton can't stop giggling as Bradley Walsh tells awkward Royal Variety joke

Kate Middleton was certainly tickled as The Chase host Bradley Walsh said if he didn't get a knighthood after his performance there would be 'no justice'

by · Irish Mirror

Kate Middleton was left in fits of giggles at host Bradley Walsh's awkward jokes at the Royal Variety Performance.

The comic opened the annual event with a nod to the Princess of Wales and her husband Prince William. He left everyone laughing when he went on to have a cheeky poke that he's been shunned for a series of prestigious orders and medals and the exchange left the royal pair very amused.

Addressing William, Bradley said: "I've worked for your great nan, your nan, your granddad, your dad, and now I'm working for you, Sir and Madam. And I must say - ask me if I've got an MBE. Nah, ain't got one. Ask me if I've got an OBE - nah, ain't got one of them. Ask me if I've got a CBE? No!" He later joked: "If I don't get a knighthood after this there's no justice."

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Kate Middleton and Prince William loved the hosts' performance(Image: ITV)

As the laughter whirled around the Royal Albert Hall, he had a dig at the selection process. "They've probably run out because they give them all to people who row boats or people on telly who bake cake." Not done there, the popular TV host reminded them he had entertained troops in the Falklands and was "happy to make it out alive" while pointing out others got commended for their "Victoria sponge cakes."

Bradley had greeted them both as 'royal highnesses' - but struggled to get his words out. 'It doesn't sound right, your royal highnessesses? There's too many "ssessess", innit? Your royal highness... your royal highnessesses?" he asked. "It should be like cactus, cactussess, cacti. Your royal highness, highnessess and highni. That's it. I've got it. Your royal highni."

Bradley hopes the royals will report back and put a good word in!(Image: AP)

Viewers were quick to spot how much Kate loved the gags at the star-studded event, seen on screen failing to hold it in as the show got off to a fantastic start. But not everyone was impressed by The Chase star's pleading for recognition and one wrote on Twitter: "Normally love Bradley Walsh, but begging for gong is embarrassing."

The Royal Variety Performance is now in its 111th year - having first been performed way back in 1912, with King George V and Queen Mary attending. The 2023 performance was recorded on Thursday, November 30 at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Viewers saw spectacular performances including a medley of songs from Disney’s West End shows The Lion King, Hercules, Frozen, Aladdin and Beauty and The Beast, as well as music moments from Paloma Faith, Rick Astley, Zara Larsson and Hannah Waddingham.

William and Kate settled into the balcony at the venue alongside the Swedish royal family as they were given a standing ovation by those inside the venue. Kate wore a show-stopping navy-blue dress while the Prince looked dapper in his black tuxedo.