If it wasn't for the joshing reference to the protesters who nearly spared Charles and Camillia the horror of the Royal Variety Show, you'd have bet Gordon had written his Charles-meets-N-Dubz piece weeks ago:
N-DUBZ have got the royal seal of approval from PRINCE CHARLES.Naturally, Charles knew all about them (i.e. had been briefed about them seconds before):
The Camden scamps were given a thorough talking to by the Prince at the Royal Variety Performance.
He said: "What are you guys doing here. Are you hip-hopping about?" Dappy replied: "No sir, we make great music for the masses."Given that Gordon and N-Dubz are seizing on this as evidence of Charles being aware of their work, surely an opening gambit of "what are you guys doing here?" is a bit weak. Hadn't he just seen them doing their thing?
Charles then replied: "So I've heard."
Still, it made Dappy happy:
Afterwards Dappy was still beaming because Charles knew all about the band.Hmm. "Are you hip-hopping about" and "that's a nice suit" hardly suggests Charles is ready to go on Mastermind with N-Dubz as a specialist subject.
He said: "It just shows how far N-Dubz have come that even the Prince knows all about our music. We are honoured."
Gary Barlow managed to wave a double-edged sword as he introduced N-Dubz on stage:
GARY BARLOW introduced the trio on to the stage, saying: "These guys are the only urban UK act to sell any albums."Might come as a surprise to Tinchy and Dizzee, that, Gary.