Prince Charles tells room full of celebrities None of you could compete

The prince received The Editor’s Lifetime Achievement Award, attending a ceremony at Tate Modern alongside the likes of England captain Harry Kane, supermodel Naomi Campbell and musician Paul Weller. Dylan Jones, editor of GQ, said: “The Prince of Wales has given his service to charities and philanthropic endeavours with such steadfast resolve, clarity of purpose and dedication to others, at home and on the world stage. We are particularly honoured to be able to dedicate the Princeof Wales with this award.” Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher The Prince of Wales joked about his fashion sense as he appeared at the GQ Men of the Year Awards to be honoured for his services to philanthropy.“I really want to apologise for being wrongly dressed. Really, I feared that none of you would really be able to compete with my incredibly snazzy dinner jacket,” he told the audience, explaining why he had eschewed the black tie dress code in favour of a double-breasted navy suit.“When I was first told of GQ magazine’s wish to give me a Man of the Year award I felt sure there must have been some kind of mistake and must be an ill-conceived fashion award – particularly as, in fashion terms, I am like a stopped clock. In other words, I’m fashionable every 25 years.”The prince also joked that watching a short film praising his philanthropic work, including a tribute from Idris Elba, was like “letting me have a little bit of a preview of my obituary”.But he said he felt “enormously proud” to see how much his charities had helped people, as he described 25 years of fundraising including sales from his Duchy Originals. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla FisherCredit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Prince is patron or president of over 400 charities, and has founded more than a dozen of his own, promoting issues including youth opportunity, the environment and religious tolerance. Show more The awards ceremony was hosted by Rob Delaney. The annual event honours “the men and women who have shaped the world’s cultural landscape”. Tom Daley and Dustin Lance BlackCredit:Doug Peters/Empics

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