Britain’s Got Talent presenters Ant and Dec among famous faces invited to King Charles’ Coronation

Television personalities Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.Television personalities Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
Television personalities Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. | Getty Images
The Geordie presenting duo are Goodwill Ambassadors for The Prince’s Trust - founded by King Charles in 1976.  

Ant and Dec are among the celebrity guests that have been invited to the King’s Coronation.

The TV presenting duo hailing from Newcastle will be in attendance as the 74-year-old monarch is enthroned at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May. His wife, Camilla, will also be crowned as Queen Consort.

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The pair, known for their roles on Britain’s Got Talent and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, will head the star-studded lineup of guests thanks to their roles as ‘goodwill ambassadors’ for the Prince’s Trust.

The charity was founded by King Charles III in 1976 and has helped millions of vulnerable young people get their lives on track. Ant and Dec have hosted The Prince’s Trust Awards 10 times and recently worked with the charity on a course to make the media industry more accessible.

McPartlin said: “Our Making It In Media course with The Prince’s Trust is a real passion project for us. There are so many roles in TV and media that young people may have never considered as a career. We want to help young people find out more about the industry.”

Donnelly said: “We’re incredibly proud to have partnered with the Prince’s Trust on this project over the last two years – and we hope we can help change many more young lives together in the years ahead.”

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Other famous faces set to attend the event include singer Lionel Richie, who was named chairman of the trust’s global ambassador group in 2019 and magician Dynamo, who was given a start-up loan before his rise to fame.

Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones has received an invite after the trust previously gave the Welsh band a grant before they were signed so they could buy equipment.

Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades and Vogue’s UK editor Edward Enninful are also on the guest list.

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