During the bizarre BBC Breakfast interview the legendary rocker, 77, also said the Queen is like a sister to him, ahead of his performance at the Jubilee concert on Saturday.
Speaking to Naga Munchetty from his luxurious London home he said: ‘She [Her Majesty] has been so much a part of my life she’s almost like a sister, she has always been in the background’.
‘I think they have a thing going on’: Rod Stewart joked about wife’s crush on Prince Charles ahead of rocker’s Jubilee performance during an interview on Friday
Talk turned to his wife’s ‘crush’ on the Prince of Wales, when Rod told Naga he expects Prince Charles may be one of the first royals to get up and dance during his Platinum Jubilee show on Saturday.
Rod will be performing two songs at the star-studded concert alongside the likes of Diana Ross, Elton John and Queen.
‘I love him, and my wife absolutely adores him,’ Rod told Naga of Prince Charles.
Jokes: During the bizarre BBC Breakfast interview the legendary rocker, 77, also said the Queen is like a sister to him, ahead of his performance at the Jubilee concert on Saturday
When Naga asked why Penny ‘adores’ him, Rod joked: ‘I think they’ve got a thing going on!’
Rod laughed with embarrassment as Naga teased: ‘You know I’m going to keep that in the edit!’
The presenter asked what Penny’s reaction will be, to which Rod confirmed: ‘She’s going to die of embarrassment.’
‘I wish I was dead right now,’ he joked as he started getting out of his chair. ‘Alright, I’m going home.’
Bizarre: Speaking to Naga Munchetty from his luxurious London home he said: ‘She [Her Majesty] has been so much a part of my life she’s almost like a sister
Joker: When Naga asked why Penny ‘adores’ Charles, Rod joked: ‘I think they’ve got a thing going on!’ Rod laughed as Naga teased: ‘You know I’m going to keep that in the edit!’
The star spoke about one of the occasions he met the platinum serving monarch claiming she was ‘terrified’.
‘They [Her Majesty and the late Duke of Edinburgh] thought I was going to sing Do You Think I’m Sexy, Hot Legs, really loud music, and I started off ‘You must remember this a kiss is just a kiss….’ they were so relieved they beamed from ear to ear.
Speaking about Saturday’s concert, Rod promised: ‘I will behave myself… I’m very very excited I went down yesterday for my rehearsal and it’s overpowering, I’m so happy just to be apart of it because at one point I thought they didn’t want me so I was so revolved when I signed on.’
The star was pictured rehearsing his set earlier this week, but he revealed to Naga that the stages had not been built in time for the dress run, revealing ‘we just rehearsed outside Buckingham Palace gates, it was funny.’
Stewart’s on stage: Rod cut a stylish figure in a plaid blazer as he rehearsed at Buckingham Palace stage ahead of Saturday’s star-studded Jubilee concert on Wednesday
Queen + Adam Lambert will open the BBC‘s Platinum Party At The Palace concert on Saturday evening, 20 years after guitarist Brian May performed God Save The Queen on Buckingham Palace‘s roof during a show marking the Golden Jubilee in 2002.
The line-up will also include Duran Duran, Bond composer Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra.
The evening will also feature appearances from sports figures and stars of the stage and screen.
Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet and Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds will all make appearances.
Flying the flag: As the proud son of Scottish parents Rod donned a navy and red plaid blazer for the sound check as his image was projected onto huge television screens
The event will conclude with a performance by soul legend Diana Ross – her first UK live performance in 15 years.
She said: ‘I have had the honour of meeting the Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family.
‘Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion.’
Proud Penny: Rod’s wife Penny, 51, shared a snap to her Instagram stories as they posed in front of the palace’s icon iron gates
The evening will highlight global themes that have emerged or evolved during the the Queen’s reign including British and Commonwealth contributions in the fields of fashion, sport, the environment, pop music and musicals.
The latter section will be curated by Andrew Lloyd Webber and feature a special appearance by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda plus performances featuring the casts of The Phantom Of The Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Coverage will be led by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp with 22,000 people attending, with 10,000 tickets allocated in a public ballot and 7,500 for key workers, members of the Armed Forces, volunteers and charity workers.
He wears it well: The singer was seen fixing his famous spiky hairstyle during rehearsals