Prince William jokingly recalled his stylish fashion choice at the 2022 premiere of Top Gun: Maverick with Tom Cruise last night.
The Prince of Wales, 41, returned to his public engagements yesterday at a lavish gala dinner in support of London’s Air Ambulance Charity at the OWO (Old War Office) Raffles London.
Adding some glamor to the evening was Hollywood star Tom Cruise, 61, who is a long-time supporter of the charity, and upon seeing the actor, William joked: “I’m not wearing my Top Gun sneakers.”
The father of three was referring to his fun fashion choice at the 2022 premiere of Top Gun: Maverick: a pair of black loafers decorated with airplanes, reminiscent of the fighter jet used in the original 1986 action film.
The stylish sneakers marked a change for William, who normally plays it safe when it comes to his fashion choices.
The Prince of Wales joked with Hollywood star Tom Cruise last night about his stylish fashion choice at the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick 2022. “I’m not wearing my Top Gun sneakers,” he recalled.
William’s slippers, which cost £300, were custom-made by Crockett & Jones, the desirable shoemaker who holds the royal warrant.
The royals took their focus off family matters following Kate’s hospitalization for serious abdominal surgery and the shock of King Charles’ cancer diagnosis to embark on a day of engagements, holding an investiture at Windsor Castle followed by the fundraising event. charity funds.
Elsewhere in the evening, Prince William thanked the nation for their “kind messages of support” for his wife and father.
In a speech, the Prince of Wales said the heartfelt words of comfort received by his family “mean a lot to us all”.
The day was particularly busy for the Prince, who is now the monarchy’s most prominent public figure, as he presented more than 50 honors on behalf of the King.
The monarch is recovering at Sandringham after her first cancer treatment and Kate is home after abdominal surgery.
Upon entering the venue, the Prince of Wales said he “really appreciates everyone’s kindness” and spoke for the first time since the shocking news that the King had been diagnosed with cancer.
The Prince of Wales, who served as an air ambulance pilot in East Anglia, has been a patron of the organization since 2020.
Prince William looked dapper in a tuxedo as he arrived at the London Air Ambulance charity gala dinner.
Back in 2022, William arrived at the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick wearing a pair of black loafers decorated with a small plane, reminiscent of the fighter jet used in the original 1986 action film.
Hollywood star Tom laughed as Wills joked about the last time they met – when he was wearing Top Gun sneakers.
In a speech, William, who in recent days has wanted the news of his father to take center stage, told his audience: “I would like to take this opportunity to also thank you for the kind messages of support for Catherine and for my father, especially in the last few days. It means a lot to all of us.
‘It’s fair to say that the last few weeks have had a rather ‘medical’ focus. So I thought I’d come to an air ambulance show to get away from it all!’
There was also a joke for Cruise, known for his daredevil high-flying cinematic stunts, as the royal said: “Here in London, the current planes have performed magnificently. But our capital needs a new fleet.
‘And we are against time. The clue really is in the name of the Appeal. By September, we need two new redbirds, equipped with the latest equipment, like night vision, in our skies.
“I must also take this opportunity to mention my fellow pilot, Tom Cruise. Tom, thank you very much for supporting us tonight.
Prince William looked dapper in a blue velvet evening jacket, tuxedo pants and fun airplane slippers at the 2022 premiere alongside a very stylish Kate.
William was introduced by reality star Mark-Francis Vandelli, a member of the charity committee, to some of the VIP guests, including Sister Sledge.
William was speaking at a glittering gala dinner in support of London’s Air Ambulance Charity at Raffles London at the OWO (Old War Office).
To distract William from the royal family’s problems, there was some A-list Hollywood glitter, in the form of global superstar Tom Cruise.
‘And if you wouldn’t mind not borrowing any of the new helicopters for the next Mission: Impossible, we’d appreciate it.
“We’ve all seen on our screens that, how can I put it, you seem to have a different view of ‘normal wear’ than the rest of us.
“He’s not the type to get better, that’s for sure.”
However, it was only a brief moment in the spotlight for William, who will now return to Windsor with the king’s blessing to care for his family.
The prince cleared his diary after the Princess of Wales was admitted to hospital on January 16 for what has only been described as “abdominal surgery.” She required a two-week hospital stay and will not resume public duties until after Easter.
The heir to the throne is unlikely to be seen in public for at least 10 days.
The Top Gun star’s presence was particularly appropriate given that the gala is in support of the London Air Ambulance, of which Cruise, surprisingly, is already a supporter.
Looking dapper in a black tuxedo and bow tie, he arrived at Ruffles’ new London hotspot, Raffles London on Horseguards Avenue, at 7:20 p.m.
Jonathan Jenkins, chief executive of the London Air Ambulance charity, thanked the prince for his assistance at such a difficult time and said: “I think I speak for everyone in the London Air Ambulance family, and everyone else in this room, so that we send At this particular time, our love, our best wishes and our support to you and your family and, in particular, to His Royal Highness (i.e. the King).’
He added that they were “an immense privilege to have His Royal Highness as a patron, not because he is a senior member of the royal family, not because he is next in line to the throne, but because to us he is one of us.” . Prince William is a former air ambulance pilot. So he understands what we do. And that’s incredibly important and powerful for us as a service. ‘
Singer Debbie Sledge told the Mail she had told the prince she was praying for his father, the King.
“I hadn’t planned it and I hadn’t met Her Majesty or any member of the Royal Family before, but I felt strongly that I should do it.” They’re good people,’ she said.
“My heart goes out to all of them.”