Prince Harry treated his grandmother the Queen to a very special birthday gift last week at a dinner held in her honour. The playful royal showed off his theatrical talents by performing a short cabaret with ventriloquist Nina Conti – and Harry had everyone in stitches with his hilarious skit.
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The Prince was more than happy to act as Nina's dummy and managed to nail his performance. Nina, the daughter of actor Tom Conti, is famous for her mannequins, including the irreverent Monkey.
Prince Harry performed a short cabaret with ventriloquist Nina Conti at the birthday dinner
HELLO! magazine's source said: "It was genuinely brilliant. He must have been practising it because he had to do the actions in time with her speaking. It was intensely funny because he was so good."
The Queen, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday, was joined by 71 of her closest friends and family members for a black-tie dinner in the grand Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle. The Queen's eldest son Prince Charles had organised the birthday meal.
"It was intensely funny because he was so good," HELLO!'s source said
Her Majesty sat with Charles to one side and her trusted racing manager John Warren at the other. Also on her table were her eldest granddaughter Zara Tindall, her lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey and late Princess Margaret's children Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto.
The party dined on poached filled of salmon trout, beef in a port-wine sauce and a passion fruit and mango gateau for dessert.
Prince Charles organised the black-tie dinner for his mother the Queen
After dinner, Charles made a moving speech about his "mama" before the night's entertainment of music and magic got underway.
"Prince Charles had arranged some nice entertainment after dinner," the Queen's cousin Margaret Rhodes told HELLO!.
"We had a three-course dinner at little round tables which sat about eight people at each. The Queen looked very marvellous and very happy. And it was lovely to see her there surrounded by all her family."