Charles III: Performing in front of the future king
Prince Charles, who is now King Charles III, watched Jimmy Cricket performing live on stage back in 1984.
Popular comedian Jimmy was one of the entertainers in that year’s Royal Variety Performance.
The 1984 show took place on 19 November at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London.
Royal guests were the Queen Mother, Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
Also among the performers were singer/actor Paul Nicholas and comedians Bernie Winters and Billy Dainty.
Jimmy said on social media: “Hi folks! Sharing a short video of the opening routine of the 1984 production (which consisted of a rich variety of performers) at The Royal Command Performance! #keepvarietyalive.”
Hi folks! Sharing a short video of the opening routine of the 1984 production (which consisted of a rich variety of performers), at The Royal Command Performance! #keepvarietyalive pic.twitter.com/fSlzpxzDDi
— Jimmy Cricket (@jimmy__cricket) September 23, 2022
The Royal Variety Performance is a televised show held annually.
Senior members of the British Royal Family attend the event.
The evening’s performance is presented as a live variety show, usually from a theatre in London.
It consists of family entertainment, including comedy, music, dance, magic and other speciality acts.
Jimmy said all the memories of his performances give him “a warm glow”.
And he added: “None more than this one.
“I performed alongside my fellow entertainers in front of the Queen Mum, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, at a time when Variety was King!“
Following the Queen’s death earlier this month, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, became King of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms.