Queen of daytime TV Holly meets the King
HOLLY Willoughby left her reported feud with co-host Phillip Schofield behind yesterday – to meet the King at Buckingham Palace.
The queen of daytime TV joined other famous faces at a reception for Prince’s Trust award winners and its celebrity ambassadors.
Phillip, 61, who also is an ambassador for the trust, held the fort back in the studio to present This Morning.
Holly, 42, did not speak to reporters at the Palace but took time to explain her job to the monarch, saying: “I do other bits and bobs but mainly This Morning.
“And then I have to be a mum.” She told the King she had three children.
Earlier, Holly and Phillip hugged on screen before she left the show early for her royal appointment.
The King also received a hug as he was hailed a very modern monarch by onetime Spice Girl Geri Horner, who threw her arms around him, below, and planted a kiss on his cheek.
She famously broke protocol to kiss Charles in 1997 as he met the Spice Girls. The Monarch explained to onlookers yesterday: “I’ve known her for a very long time.” The ex-Ginger Spice, 50, whispered in his ear: “You are such a modern King. I’m so proud of you.” His Majesty also met Hunger Games star Stanley Tucci, Geordie presenters Ant and Dec, TV host Rylan Clark, magician Dynamo and Chic maestro Nile Rodgers. He was called “renaissance man” by beauty firm boss Charlotte Tilbury who said she cried while watching the Coronation. The Prince’s Trust and TK Maxx and Homesense Awards celebrate the successes of young people.