Kym Marsh fondly recalled the time she met the late Duke of Edinburgh on Tuesday’s edition of Morning Live.
While chatting with his co-host Gethin Jones, Kym recounted Prince Philip’s 80th birthday party in 2001, when his former pop group Hear’Say performed.
Recalling his meeting with the Duke – who died last Friday at 99 – Kym, 44, said: “Hear’Say has played its 80th birthday, can you believe. Rather improbable!
Happy memories: Kym Marsh fondly recalled the time she met the late Duke of Edinburgh on Tuesday’s edition of Morning Live
“I’m not sure he even knew who we were to be perfectly honest.
She then recounted an awkward moment between the Duke and her colleague Myleene Klass.
“We had a picture with him and Myleene had her microphone in her hand and she went to put her arm around him and remembered that you are not supposed to touch a member of the royal family,” Kym said.
She tried to pull the microphone away and pushed it with it to a rather unusual place. And he said, “Oh, shut up on the girl! ”
20 years ago: Kym recounted Prince Philip’s 80th birthday party in 2001, when his former pop group Hear’Say performed [pictured]
This follows news that the Queen stoically returned to royal duties on Tuesday.
The monarch, 94, held a retirement ceremony for former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel after her husband died at Windsor Castle four days ago.
As touching tributes poured in from across the country for the Duke, including flowers left at residences such as Windsor and Buckingham Palace, the family announced a two-week royal mourning period.
Family members “continue to undertake commitments appropriate to the circumstances,” a royal official said.
Slippage of the hand: She recounted an awkward moment between the Duke and his colleague Myleene Klass [Myleene is pictured on Tuesday]
Obligation: the queen [pictured in March] stoically returned to royal duties this week, four days after the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh
In a move that typifies the Queen’s deep sense of duty, she returned early to bid farewell to Earl Peel – a key royal aide who is retiring after 14 years of service.
Earl Peel was the Lord Chamberlain, who is the highest officer role in the royal household. He had overseen the arrangements for the Duke’s funeral – known as Operation Forth Bridge.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, recently said his mother was stoically supporting and the family came together to support her.
RIP: Prince Philip [pictured with the Queen in June last year] died at the age of 99 on Friday at Windsor Castle
Touching: Tributes poured in from across the country for the Duke, including flowers left at residences such as Windsor and Buckingham Palace [pictured], as the family announced a two-week royal mourning period
And Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has pledged to respect his grandfather’s wishes and continue to support the Queen and ‘get the job done’.
The Princess Royal, Prince Anne, attended her first official event since her father’s death.
She video-joined the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Spring Conference as the organization’s sponsor.