by lynn
Categories: People.

Prince CharlesOn Sunday, Charles and Camilla went on a tour of Harlem, visiting the Hotel Theresa and a health clinic, with Charles even shooting a few hoops with some kids.

But that night was a big one for Prince Charles, who received the Global Environmental Citizen Award, presented to him by last year’s winner Al Gore. We reported that Meryl Streep opted to co-host the event with Gore rather than attend the SAG Awards. She’s got no regrets about missing the event, and even admitted that she’s admired the Prince for a long time.

Not everyone was impressed with his award, though, and critics have even lashed out at the Prince’s travel plans. He’s taking it in stride though, and even cracked a joke about it as he accepted the award.

…Charles said: “I must warn you I am a video recording.

“I have only made a virtual flight across the Atlantic and am virtually half dead and only virtually royal.”

Now that I think about it, what other option could there have been for accepting the award? A video link does seem like a good idea, although not going on the trip would have disappointed a lot of people he was scheduled to meet.