King Charles III gives surprising response to royal fan who asks him out for beer in viral clip
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: A recent video of King Charles III, when he was still a Prince is going viral on the Internet where the 73-year-old can be seen showing his humorous side. The video was filmed in July 2022 by a spectator present in the crowd during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. In the short video, Charles is seen having a laugh when someone asks him out for a beer.
According to Jam Press, as reported by the New York Post, the clip was shot by Daniel Walker. The 36-year-old, speaking of his brief interaction with the royal member, said, “It’s something I could talk about for the rest of my life.” In the video, Walker asks “Charles, do you want to go for a beer?” to which the now-King appears confused at first. He then asks Walker to repeat the question and comes up with a quick-witted reply saying, “Where?” The crowd along with the royal bursts into laughter adding, “You’ll have to recommend somewhere.”
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'I think he thought he was getting heckled at first’
The video on TikTok has clocked more than eight million views. Daniel Walker, while recalling the iconic exchange with Charles, said, “I had only finished work and was walking to meet my mates for a drink, where I was minding my own business until I suddenly saw him.” The Birmingham native added, “I thought, if I’m going for a pint, perhaps I’ll ask if he wants one as well.”
Walker reveals he was surprised to see Charles replying to such an unorthodox proposal. “I think he thought he was getting heckled at first, as I was shouting his name and I’m quite tall, so the initial response was slightly rude”, said the Britisher, adding, “But after I repeated myself, I couldn’t believe it as I didn’t think he would respond to me.”
Love this video of Prince Charles being asked to go for a beer by a member of the public 😅 Good old British banter! pic.twitter.com/b7QXSHrIU8— Lucy Jones (@ByLucyJones) July 29, 2022
‘People don’t see all the good things he’s done’
To his surprise, Charles’ security later asked him to wait as the royal wanted to meet him. “He was about to walk off, but then saw me and put his hand out before asking what I did as a job,” recalled the digital marketing employee adding, “He commented I was a ‘proper Brummie lad’ and wished me all the best.” Walker loved his human side, saying, “People don’t see all the good things he’s done, as they’re always looking for the negative but I’ve got a lot of respect for him.”
Other commenters recalled their unusual exchanges with King Charles with some saying he has the same humor as late Queen Elizabeth II. One said, “Fortunate enough to have met him twice and in private he’s so down to earth and funny. He’s really funny! Met him when I was 17 and asked if I could marry one of his sons. He said 'take your pick.'” Whereas, another added, “He has the same sense of humor as his mum," as reported by the New York Post.