Exclusive By Jody Thompson, Mirror.co.uk
Thursday and we here at Mirror.co.uk’s Showbiz Towers are thrilled and still somewhat bemused to report that we rubbed shoulders last night with royalty while watching none other than The Saturdays.
HRH Prince Andrew joined us at a swanky party at an amazing bar called Altitude 360 almost 30 floors up on the banks of the Thames in London to watch the gorgeous girl group run through their hits including their current Comic Relief smash Just Can’t Get Enough.
The posh do was to celebrate the inaugural flight of new low-cost airline Air Asia, which touched down yesterday in Luton after setting off for the first time from Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
We were told that an aviator himself, the prince thought he’d pop down too because of his interest in airplanes – and we suspect that considering his legendary eye for a pretty lady, the added enticement of The Saturdays playing will have piqued his interest too.
Anyway, we can report that the prince seemed to have a whale of a time even though he was only sipping plain water – no ice – rather than the free booze on offer and was looking very svelte, which might explain why we didn’t seem him partake of any of the delicious canapes either.
The Saturdays meanwhile revealed that Air Asia were helped them crack the continent by flying them out for their first ever Far East tour next month.
The girls also told us that they couldn’t wait to embark on their debut UK tour too.
Frankie told us: “We’re really excited. We start on the 5th of June and it ends on the 27th. We’re going to have a party, we want everyone in the audience to join in. We just love being up close and personal with our fans.”
Rochelle added: “It’s our first tour, so our hearts are really in it. We’re even going to do an acoustic set in the middle!”
We wonder if Prince Andrew will be after a repeat performance with the ladies? While he makes up which date to book the royal box however, we can recommend he checks out the rest of the showbiz goss that’s ruling our world today. It’s certainly fit for a prince…