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Co­me­di­ans Alexan­der Arm­strong and Ben Miller host this one-off show cel­e­brat­ing Prince Charles’

70th birth­day from the Lon­don

Pal­la­dium. Among those per­form­ing are Rowan Atkin­son, Bill

Bai­ley, ma­gi­cians Penn & Teller and Down­ton Abbey star Jim Carter with Sooty and Sweep! Look out, too, for singers

Kylie Minogue and Ch­eryl!

The Lon­don Pal­la­dium hosts a star-stud­ded cel­e­bra­tion with com­edy and magic…

Prince Charles is hav­ing a 70th birth­day party at the Lon­don Pal­la­dium and ev­ery­one’s in­vited! Know­ing that HRH is a mem­ber of the Magic Cir­cle, ITV staged a glit­ter­ing va­ri­ety show last month, with a bill of co­me­di­ans and ma­gi­cians, and at­tended by the Prince him­self, ac­com­pa­nied by the Duchess of Corn­wall, Camilla. The cou­ple chose to sit in the front row of the cir­cle, rather than the royal box, be­fore tak­ing to the stage them­selves at the end of the evening.

The show is hosted by dou­ble act Alexan­der Arm­strong and Ben Miller. ‘What a colos­sal hon­our to be host­ing such a daz­zling line-up,’ says Alexan­der. ‘And best of all I’ll be along­side my lovely old friend, Ben thingy,’ he teases.

Starry night

Among those per­form­ing are

Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig, Bill Bai­ley, who per­forms a hi­lar­i­ously an­ar­chic ren­di­tion of Jerusalem, and Rowan Atkin­son in a sketch that sees him play­ing the devil!

Rep­re­sent­ing the mag­i­cal ele­ment of the evening, Penn & Teller have jet­ted in from Las Ve­gas to per­form, and there are tricks from home­grown star Dy­namo, too. And singers Kylie Minogue and Ch­eryl are also in at­ten­dance to in­tro­duce films cel­e­brat­ing the Prince and his work.

All pro­ceeds from the event go to the Prince’s Trust, some­thing that host Ben Miller couldn’t be hap­pier about.

‘Xander and I are de­lighted to be host­ing, and all in a very good cause: re­launch­ing our com­edy ca­reers!’ he laughs. ‘As well as rais­ing a few quid for the Prince’s Trust of course…’

Sing­ing sen­sa­tions… Kylie, left, and Ch­eryl

Let us en­ter­tain you… From left, Rowan Atkin­son, Ch­eryl, Kylie and Sandi Toksvig Hosts…Alexan­der Arm­strong and Ben Miller

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