In a statement read out by Phillip Schofield, Prince Charles paid tribute to Ant and Dec:
The warmth and empathy they show towards charitable causes, their viewers and their deep friendship towards one another are as great achievements as their countless and well-deserved awards.
The nation has taken them to their hearts.
Ant and Dec triumphed again at the National Television Awards (NTAs), picking up a handful of gongs and getting a royal seal of approval.
Ant and Dec are up against themselves as two of their shows are nominated in the same category at the National Television Awards.