Prince Charles cracks jokes while being honored at GQ Men of the Year Awards

Prince Charles has got jokes! 

The 69-year-old royal was feeling funny as he accepted the Editor's Lifetime Achievement Award for Services at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards at Tate Modern in London, England, on Wednesday. Charles, who was honored for his philanthropic work, starting things off with a little zinger about his fashion sense. 

"I want to apologize for being wrongly dressed, I feared none of you would be able to compete with my snazzy dinner jacket," he said, according to the Daily Mail. "When I first heard about this award I thought it must be a mistake and it was a fashion award. With fashion, I’m like a stopped clock.' In other words, I'm fashionable once every 25 years."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, speaks at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales receives the Lifetime Achievement award from Editor of GQ, Dylan Jones, at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in Association with Hugo Boss at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales walks off stage after receiving the Lifetime Achievement award from Editor of GQ, Dylan Jones, at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in Association with Hugo Boss at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales receives the Lifetime Achievement award from Editor of GQ, Dylan Jones, at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in Association with Hugo Boss at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales accepts the Lifetime Achievement award on stage at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in Association with Hugo Boss at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales accepts the Lifetime Achievement award on stage at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in Association with Hugo Boss at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Charles went on to speak about his charity work, as he's a patron or president of more than 400 charities, which focus on causes ranging from the environment to disadvantaged youth. The royal's incredible achievements over the past 50 years were noted by GQ's editor Dylan Jones. "I’m grateful to Dylan to give me a preview of my obituary," Charles cracked during his speech. 

Before leaving the stage, Charles delivered one last joke about the size of his new trophy. "I’m enormously grateful for this award and I see it's something I can throw at a burglar," he said. 

It's been a big week for royal appearances. While at the 2018 WellChild Awards on Tuesday, Charles' son, Prince Harry, honored the charity and gave a sweet shout-out to his wife, Meghan Markle.

The newlywed couldn't help but gush about sharing his passion for philanthropy with his partner -- one of just many ways they've supported each other recently. 

See what the stars wore to the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards:

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Chrissy Teigen attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: John Legend attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Rita Ora attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Rita Ora attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Zendaya attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at the Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Luke Evans attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at the Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Chadwick Boseman attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at the Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Kate Beckinsale attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Chris Hemsworth attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at the Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Tom Hiddleston attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Rose McGowan attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Donatella Versace attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Daniel Kaluuya attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Isla Fisher attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Dua Lipa attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Kylie Minogue attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Maye Musk attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Gwendoline Christie attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Tom Daley (L) and Dustin Lance Black (R) attend the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Laura Whitmore attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Olly Alexander attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Christine & The Queens attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with HUGO BOSS at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Gemma Chan attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at the Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Jeremy Irvine attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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