King Charles left in stitches by unusual fist bump as he hosted winners of Prince's Trust Awards

King Charles left in stitches by unusual fist bump as he hosted winners of Prince's Trust Awards

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 22/05/2024

- 17:50

The monarch met with the 2024 Prince’s Trust awards winners and ambassadors at Buckingham Palace

  • Television presenter Tyler West greeted the King with a fist bump during the engagement
  • The King also met celebrities including Kate Garraway, DJ Cuppy, Pixie Lott and Declan Donnelly
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King Charles was left in stitches by an unusual fist bump as he hosted the Prince’s Trust Awards winners.

The monarch met with 2024 Prince’s Trust Award winners, supporters and ambassadors at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

The King mingled with many famous faces including journalist Kate Garraway, DJ Cuppy, singer-songwriter Pixie Lott and Declan Donnelly.

While being introduced to television presenter and DJ Tyler West, the star swapped a traditional handshake for a friendly fist bump with the King.

Tyler West and King Charles

King Charles was left in stitches after being fist-bumped by Tyler West


After the fist pump, the King beamed in delight and pointed a finger toward West who broke out into laughter.

The King looked stylish in a tailored grey suit with a navy spotted tie and a pocket square.

The monarch was also pictured laughing with Declan Donnelly, the host of the awards, who joked about his partner Ant McPartlin not being present at the engagement after the duo announced the winners on Tuesday.

Donnelly said to the King: “Ant and I were there also but he's not here today and sends his apologies, he's got a week-old baby, he's breastfeeding, or helping with.”

Tyler West and King Charles

Tyler West fist bumps King Charles


Charles replied: “Please give him my regards. Fantastic. Because you are amazing.”

After the engagement, Donnelly said that the monarch “looked really well today,” adding: “He was in good form, good spirits, always has a laugh and joke which is lovely, has a fantastic sense of humour and spent time with all the young people.”

The monarch went on to chat with supporters and ambassadors of the Trust including Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, actor Martin Freeman and boxer Nicola Adams.

The Prince’s Trust Awards recognise young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community.

Kate Garraway and King Charles

The King shakes hands with journalist Kate Garraway


This year’s winners include young people who have overcome mental health struggles, educational troubles and youth unemployment with the help of the Trust.

The eight UK Award categories are: Enterprise Award, Education Award, Breakthrough Award, Young Change Maker Award, Young Achiever Award, Community Impact Award, Rising Star Award and Volunteer of the Year Award.

The three Global Award categories are: Global Young Achiever Award, Amal Clooney Woman’s Empowerment Award and The Prince's Trust Group Sustainability Award.

The monarch, 75, returned to duties last month after doctors said that they were happy with the king’s progress following his cancer diagnosis in February.

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