Maya Jama boldly questions King Charles about Love Island at Buckingham Palace garden party

Maya Jama apologised for previously breaking royal protocol during a chat with King Charles at a Prince's Trust event on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Love Island host had another encounter with a surprisingly forgiving monarch at the Sovereign's Creative Industries Garden Party hosted at Buckingham Palace.

Various celebs looked stunning as they attended the event, where Maya and King Charles had an unexpected conversation about the ITV reality dating show Love Island, reports OK!.

Officially, there are no must-follow rules when meeting a Royal Family member, but most prefer to stick to traditional norms including resisting initiating physical contact unless invited to.

Dressed elegantly in an off-shoulder blue frock complemented with a matching hat, Maya reportedly started the conversation saying: "Nice to meet you. Well, I've actually met you before, a long time ago. About something with the Princes' Trust and I touched you. I wasn't supposed to. This time I won't."

The King didn't hold back his hearty laughter while reassuring her: "Don't worry about it," eliciting from Maya a rather relieved: "You don't mind, yeah? "

Maya then questioned the King on whether he's ever tuned into Love Island, explaining to him what the popular dating show is all about.

The Love Island host said: "I host Love Island. I don't know if you watch that though. That's like a reality dating show. That's what I do."

The King quipped in response: "There's one born every minute" prompting Maya to agree: "There is yeah."

Touching on her upcoming work, Maya told the King: "I'm just about to go to Spain to film some young people snog someone," hinting at the fresh batch of singles ready to find love in the famous villa.

The countdown is on for the new series of the beloved reality show, with the first contestant's identity making waves.

The garden party was also graced by other stars such as Strictly Come Dancing's Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with partner Jason Statham, Capital FM's Roman Kemp, dance legend Dame Arlene Phillips, documentary maker Louis Theroux, and artist Tracey Emin.

While there are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting a member of the Royal Family, many people wish to observe the traditional forms that include not initiating touching
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: King Charles III speaks with Maya Jama and Campbell Addy at The Sovereign's Creative Industries Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, on May 15, 2024 in London, England. Representatives across art, culture, heritage, TV, fashion and film attend the garden party hosted by the DCMS. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The event saw around 4,000 guests from the realms of culture, arts, heritage, cinema, television, radio, and fashion.

Charles, who has been gradually resuming public engagements after his cancer treatment, was dressed in a grey suit, pink waistcoat, and top hat, greeting the attendees with a smile as he made his way into the garden from the palace.

The royal couple took their place atop the garden steps to watch the national anthem being played, followed by applause from those present.

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