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Dua Lipa has a right laugh with Queen Camilla after cracking joke at Booker Prize awards 2022
Dua Lipa rubbed shoulders with the Queen Consort at the Booker Prize awards ceremony on Monday night, before the winner was announced.The New Rules singer, who delivered a speech at the event, which took place at the Roundhouse in London, was seen having a good laugh in conversation with literature fanatic Camilla.During their chat, Dua appeared to say ‘no singing tonight’, although PA reports she later led a rendition of Happy Birthday to shortlisted author Alan Garner, who turned 88.Camilla greeted the shortlisted authors and presented the winner, Shehan Karunatilaka, with his prize in what was the first fully in-person Booker Prize awards ceremony since 2019.Karunatilaka, a Sri Lankan author, picked up the coveted gong for his book The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida.Published by the independent press Sort Of Books, it is a darkly comic murder mystery set in Colombo in 1990 during the Sri Lankan civil war.It follows Maali Almeida, a war photographer, gambler and closeted homosexual as he tries to find out who killed him.After meeting Camilla, he said: ‘Apparently she’s started my book.’Talking to reporters ahead of the ceremony, he shared: ‘I thought it was a good book. I done my best, but I put it out there and moved on.‘But now it means it’s getting reviewed, it’s getting talked about, it’s selling copies.