One knew you were trouble when you walked in: Prince William meets Taylor Swift after day at the zoo with Prince Charles

November 26, 2013 8:43 PM

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Prince William rubbed shoulders with pop Royalty at a charity gala in Kensington Palace tonight.

The Duke of Cambridge met Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi at a drinks reception for 200 of the Centrepoint charity's biggest donors held in the King's Gallery.

While William looked a little awkward during his chat with Taylor, she didn't seem to notice, and let out an ecstatic 'awesome!' after he left.

Bon Jovi (left) was at the event with his wife Dorothea Hurley (right) and their children Jacob (2nd left), Stephanie (3rd left) and Romeo (front, 4th left)

Speaking about performing at the gala she added: 'I'm absolutely excited. I don't think I've ever played at a palace before so it is really wonderful.

He added Prince George was the next generation for him to meet while saying he may try to convince William to get on stage.

Guests paid at least £500 each to attend The Winter Whites Gala, which was held in aid of Centrepoint, a charity for youth homelessness.

The Duchess of Cambridge missed the event, kept busy looking after four-month-old George in the couple's 20 room apartment next door.

The Palace itself was decked out in the style of a winter wonderland, with fake snow, fir trees and icicles.

Earlier in the day William shared a joke with his father, the Duke of Cornwall, while on a visit to London Zoo to see the new tiger enclosure.

The pair, who share a passion for conservation, were launching a new project to try and halt the illegal trade in endangered animal products.

The second in line to the throne said he wanted to highlight the worrying increase in the trafficking of ivory and rhino horn as well as bush meat and live endangered species.

The zoo has two Sumatran tigers, a five-year-old male called Jae Jae and his mate, Melati, five, big cats who face an uncertain future in the wild.

Describing them as ‘beautiful and majestic’ creatures, William spoke about the United for Wildlife project, of which he is president.

William spoke from the heart about his determination to get experts in ‘one room to focus their energy and their commitment to one cause - particularly obviously this illegal wildlife trade at the moment is such a big issue’.

‘The idea was that United for Wildlife can progress and we can really start the ball rolling and the momentum and really try and change and tackle this issue,’ he said.


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