Prince Harry Jokingly Calls Out John Travolta for ‘Dining Out’ on 1985 Dance with Princess Diana

The Duke of Sussex was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation in Beverly Hills on Friday

<p>Taylor Hill/WireImage; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty</p> Prince Harry, John Travolta.

Taylor Hill/WireImage; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Prince Harry, John Travolta.

Prince Harry is poking fun at John Travolta.

While giving a speech at the 21st Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday night, the Duke of Sussex, 39, made light of some of Travolta's opening remarks at the event.

According to Hello! Magazine, the Saturday Night Fever actor, 69, who hosted the event as the "Official Ambassador of Aviation," referenced the famous moment when he danced with Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, at the White House in 1985 during his speech.

And, in a clip from the event posted on social media by a fan account, Prince Harry joked that Travolta was "dining out" on the story.

<p>White House Photo / Alamy Stock Photo</p> John Travolta dances with Princess Diana.

White House Photo / Alamy Stock Photo

John Travolta dances with Princess Diana.

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The video began with Prince Harry — whose wife Meghan Markle did not attend the event — stepping onto the stage and having the honor placed around his neck by Travolta, amid cheers from the crowd.

"This is nice," the Duke of Sussex began, as the audience laughed.

"Thank you, Captain John," he said, looking to his left towards where the actor was seemingly standing out of shot.

"Don't go running away," Prince Harry then teased him, before adding, "I was one year old when you danced with my mom."

The Duke of Sussex then added some playful remarks, jokingly noting to the crowd that Travolta had told "everybody here" and would continue "dining out on that."

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"But look at us now, it's great! So if we're not going to dance together, we'll fly together," he said to the actor.

Harry then addressed the crowd and offered "a heartfelt thank you to the Living Legends of Aviation."

The Living Legends of Aviation Awards are organized by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, which is a nonprofit that works to spark children’s interest in aviation through education, and honor “those who have made significant contributions to aviation/aerospace.”

Lauren Sánchez received the "Elling Halvorson Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award,” and others inducted alongside Prince Harry included Steve Hinton, an American aviator who held a world speed record from 1979 to 1989, Navy pilot Fred George and President and CEO of CAE (formerly Canadian Aviation Electronics) Marc Parent.

For the event, Prince Harry — who served as a helicopter pilot during his decade in the British Army, which saw him flying training missions in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, along with combat missions in Afghanistan — wore a classic black tux.

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A closer look at his outfit for the event came from a photo he posed for with Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, who later posted the smiling selfie of the pair on Instagram.

The Living Legends of Aviation gave the Duke of Sussex praise for creating the Invictus Games. Launched in 2014, the Paralympic-style sporting competition is for wounded service personnel and veterans.

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Around the release of his memoir Spare in 2023, the Duke of Sussex spoke exclusively with PEOPLE about his experience in the British Army, as well as the deeply personal work he had undertaken with service members.

"I don't know that you ever fully reconcile the painful elements of being at war. This is something each soldier has to confront, and in the nearly two decades of working alongside service personnel and veterans, I've listened to their stories and have shared mine," Harry told PEOPLE.

"In these conversations, we often talk about the parts of our service that haunt us — the lives lost, the lives taken. But also the parts of our service that heal us and the lives we've saved," he added.

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