As tributes start pouring in for Barry Humphries following his death, a viral video of the comedian making King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla lose their composure has resurfaced.
The Aussie entertainer, whose persona included Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson has met the royals on countless occasions, but this one meeting had left a lasting impression.
Performing as Dame Edna Everage in the 2013 Royal Variety Performance, Humphries posted a clip of the interaction onto his Dame Edna Everage Facebook page in 2019.
“Me with Prince Charles and Camilla at the Royal Variety Show. I absolutely ADORE them!” he captioned the clip, which has now been viewed over 10 million times.
In the clip, Dame Edna, who was dressed head to toe in scarlet sequins, her trademark wisteria hair and oversized glasses, bustled into the royal box unannounced.
The royal duo immediately burst into laughter at the sight of Dame Edna who acted like she didn’t see them until Charles pointed a finger at her to which she blew a kiss back.
Dame Edna, who was enjoying the attention she received from the roaring crowd, sat next to the royal couple and broke protocol by grasping Camilla’s arm.
At this point, Charles completely lost it as he audibly guffawed at Dame Edna’s antics.
A lackey then walks into the box, taps Dame Edna on the shoulder and whispers into her ear causing her face to drop.
“I’m so sorry,” she said remorsefully as she stood up to leave, as the King and Queen lost themselves in a fit of giggles.
“They’ve found me a better seat,” she said.
Fans have commented on the video sending their tributes to Barry Humphries.
“This is brilliant. What a legend! She’ll be missed,” wrote one person.
“There will never be another Barry Humphries . You are the best of us! May you rest in peace!😢” wrote another.
“Will be missed!! Had endless laughs, so enjoyable to watch. R.i.p,” commented a third.
The monarch has also issued a statement saying that he was “saddened” by the entertainer’s death.
This article first appeared on Over60.