PUBLISHED: 19:37, Thu, Oct 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:37, Thu, Oct 29, 2020
Actor, comedian and writer Mr Fry recalled how there was a special show for the 50th birthday of the Prince of Wales, which he was hosting, and the Spice Girls were also featured. There was a line up afterwards and Emma Bunton, also known as Baby Spice, had an outrageous question for the prince: she asked him whether he had a ‘Prince Albert’. Charles did not know that a ‘Prince Albert’ is a piercing of the penis, but thought she was referring to his great-great-great grandfather, Queen Victoria’s husband.
An awkward Mr Fry had to explain to him what she really meant.
He recalled his bizarre interaction on The Graham Norton Show in 2017.
Mr Fry said: “[The Spice Girls] didn’t care, that was all girl power, you know.
“And the Prince of Wales was all ‘Wonderful, lovely, thank you very much’.
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Prince Charles had to have Stephen Fry explain what a Prince Albert was (Image: GETTY)
Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert (Image: GETTY)
“And he got to them and the first thing Emma Bunton said to him was: ‘Oh sir, sir, hi miss sir, do you have a Prince Albert?’
“And he said, ‘Yes, I’m his great-great-great grandson, yes, Prince Albert’ and she said, ‘No, do you have one?’
“And he said, ‘Well he was the husband of Queen Victoria..’
“So he looked at me completely baffled and he didn’t know what a Prince Albert was.”
Stephen Fry recalled the incident on The Graham Norton Show in 2017 (Image: BBC)