Danny Dyer Boasts To Prince Charles About His Royal Connections

I'm not here to put the king of Cockney down (weeeell... OK, this is the point where I'm going to do just that) but seeing as King Edward III lived between 1312 and 1377 - there are probably a lot of geezers who are distantly related to him.

Nevertheless, that didn't stop EastEnders hardman Danny Dyer from boasting to Prince Charles (yep, our future King), telling him: "I'm related to you." Bet Chas laughed that one off, nervously.

The Prince of Wales still looks amused with Danny Dyer (right) and winner of Mentor of the Year Award Rahul Mehra. Credit: PA
The Prince of Wales still looks amused with Danny Dyer (right) and winner of Mentor of the Year Award Rahul Mehra. Credit: PA

Dyer met the Prince of Wales at the Prince's Trust Awards which took place at the London Palladium this evening.

Rather embarrassingly, Dyer also had to explain: "I'm in EastEnders," before adding: "I just want to let you know I'm related to you."

Charles laughed as Dyer explained he had discovered that he is a direct descendant of King Edward III. The Prince also called him 'Daniel', which we have a helluva lotta time for.

Prince Charles met Danny Dyer who explained their history. Credit: PA
Prince Charles met Danny Dyer who explained their history. Credit: PA

After the family meet-up, Dyer said: "I think I freaked him out a little bit. He had a good laugh though."

He then referred to Prince Charles as his 'cousin Charlie' when speaking to Kate Garraway on stage. Does anyone else sort of love this?

Dyer managed to bag himself a TV show off the back of his realisation that the former King of England is his... wait for it - 22 times great-grandfather.

Well, he was practically going round for Sunday lunch, wasn't he?

The 41-year-old was also found to be a descendant of William the Conqueror and Thomas Cromwell in last year's Who Do You Think You Are? Of course he was.

He's just riddled with history, isn't he? Give him a history show, BBC. Go on.

Well, the network has actually done so - Dyer has presented Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family as the BBC said it wanted to create 'event TV' to rival programmes on platforms such as Netflix.

We hope 'cousin Charlie' doesn't see this. Credit: PA
We hope 'cousin Charlie' doesn't see this. Credit: PA

Dyer looks back through 800 years of history by living in the style of some of his ancestors.

The BBC's history commissioner, Simon Young, told the Telegraph: "Danny is just an incredible talent and he has an amazing history in his family tree. What better way to get people to look at and understand that royal history than through his eyes? It injects fun and I think we need that."

Reflecting on his family tree, Dyer added: "I'm still in shock at the fact that I'm related to such important people. I've had a ball getting to know them. It was a nutty experience."

We're just as shocked, Danny. Believe you me, we're just as shocked.

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Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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