He’s the king of one-liners.
King Charles is going viral online after delivering an incredibly quick-witted answer when asked for a beer.
“I could talk about this for the rest of my life,” Daniel Walker, 36, told Jam Press of the iconic exchange.
The video was filmed in July, when Charles was still a prince, but has garnered nearly 8.6 million views after the king ascended the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last week.
Walker said the moment came after he proposed a pint to Charles at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on July 28.
“I had just finished work and was walking to meet my buddies for drinks where I was minding my own business – until suddenly I saw him,” said the Birmingham native, setting the scene. “I figured if I go for a beer I might ask if he wants one too.”
The accompanying 14-second clip, filmed by viewer Andrew Gould, shows Charles waving to the crowd when Walker suddenly blurts out, “Charles, do you want to go for a beer?”
“What?” the king replies, slightly confused. Walker then repeats his unconventional question, causing the prince’s eyes to sparkle and he replies, “Where?”
The unplanned moment erupted in laughter from the crowd, including the king, to which Charles says, “They’ve gotta recommend somewhere.”
Walker was surprised that the prince would respond to such an unorthodox suggestion. “I think at first he thought he was being hit on because I was calling his name and I’m quite tall, so the initial reaction was a bit rude,” the Brit recalled. “But after repeating myself, I couldn’t believe it because I didn’t think he would answer me.”
And Walker’s royal encounter reportedly didn’t end there. The fan claimed Charles’ security told him to wait as the king wanted to meet him.
“He was about to leave but then saw me and held out his hand before asking what I do for a living,” the digital marketing rep said. “He said I was a ‘real brummie boy.’ [British slang for someone from Birmingham] and wished me well.”
Walker said the exchange made him like Charles “even more because I saw his human side.”
“People don’t see all the good things he’s done because they’re always looking for the negative – but I have a lot of respect for him,” gushed the delighted fan, who hopes Charles will honor his invitation in the future.
“I hope he’s still up for that pint because it would be amazing,” he said. “It can also be my treat as a good luck charm for his new job.”
While it’s still unclear if Charles is actually a royalty to have a beer with, the encounter certainly earned Monarch fans on TikTok. Many thought his rejoinder proved that the monarch, formerly known as the “spoiled prince” – due to his ridiculous alleged royal entreaties – was a man of the people.
“The king-to-be has time for people,” coaxed one digital supporter, while another exclaimed, “love to see some humanity in him, see good very quickly.”
“He wins me over…” explained another newfound fan.
And that was apparently not an isolated case. Other commenters recalled similarly informal exchanges with the monarch, with one describing: “Fortunate enough to have met him twice and privately he is so down to earth and fun.”
“He’s really funny! I met him when I was 17 and asked if I could marry one of his sons. He said ‘Make your choice,'” claimed one user.
“He has the same sense of humor as his mother,” wrote another, referencing the late Queen’s iconic joke.
Indeed, the late sovereign displayed incredible improvisational skills throughout her reign, including a time when Her Majesty epicly fooled two US tourists she didn’t recognize in her own castle.
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