Attack mars start of Royal Variety
Published 09/12/2010 | 21:30
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall's evening of Royal Variety entertainment was marred when their Rolls- Royce limousine was attacked by a protester.
Charles and Camilla were special guests at the star-studded event at the London Palladium, where Kylie Minogue, Take That, Ray Davies and Cheryl Cole were among the big names performing.
But just minutes from the venue, a protester campaigning against the rise in tuition fees badly cracked a rear side widow of the couple's luxury limousine.
The Prince and Duchess were unhurt and made it on time to the theatre, where they emerged from the vehicle looking relaxed and smiling.
During a brief reception in the Palladium's foyer tonight, Camilla shared a laugh with Robbie Williams of Take That, while Charles chatted to the rest of the band.
Kylie, who wore a sparkling red mini dress and thigh boots, was also greeted by the couple.
The black-tie Royal Variety Performance is one of the highlights of the entertainment world and raises thousands for charity.