Prince Harry gave the Queen a hilarious birthday gift

Prince Harry knows that when choosing a birthday gift for the woman who has everything - his grandmother the Queen - it's all about the experience. So at a dinner held in her honour last week, the playful royal showed his theatrical prowess by performing a short cabaret with ventriloquist Nina Conti. Naturally, Harry's hilarious skit had the whole room in stitches.

The Prince was more than happy to act as Nina's dummy and managed to nail his performance. Nina, the daughter of actor Tom Conti, is famous for her mannequins, including the irreverent Monkey.


Prince Harry kisses his grandmother, the queen's, cheek
Prince Harry performed a short cabaret with ventriloquist Nina Conti at the birthday dinner

HELLO! magazine's source said: "It was genuinely brilliant. He must have been practising it because he had to do the actions in time with her speaking. It was intensely funny because he was so good."

The Queen, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday, was joined by 71 of her closest friends and family members for a black-tie dinner in the grand Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle. The Queen's eldest son Prince Charles had organised the birthday meal.

Prince Harry kisses his grandmother, the queen's, cheek
"It was intensely funny because he was so good," HELLO!'s source said

Her Majesty sat with Charles to one side and her trusted racing manager John Warren at the other. Also on her table were her eldest granddaughter Zara Tindall, her lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey and late Princess Margaret's children Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto.

The party dined on poached filled of salmon trout, beef in a port-wine sauce and a passion fruit and mango gateau for dessert.

Prince Charles kisses his mother the Queen's hand
Prince Charles organised the black-tie dinner for his mother the Queen

After dinner, Charles made a moving speech about his "mama" before the night's entertainment of music and magic got underway.

"Prince Charles had arranged some nice entertainment after dinner," the Queen's cousin Margaret Rhodes told HELLO!.

"We had a three-course dinner at little round tables which sat about eight people at each. The Queen looked very marvellous and very happy. And it was lovely to see her there surrounded by all her family."

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