Tom Daley reveals very ‘surreal’ chat with King Charles about knitting: ‘It was odd’
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 31, 2022 - 05:00PM

has recalled the ‘very surreal’ conversation he had with , when the royal took a surprising interest in his knitting endeavours.

This year, the diver was appointed Officer of the British (OBE) in the 2022 New Year’s Honours for services to diving, LGBTQ+ rights and charity.

The 28-year-old received his honour from then-Prince Charles at – but the royal was apparently keen on discussin, rather than his athletic or charitable achievements.

On Monday’s Lorraine, Tom recollected his meeting with the now-monarch, telling how the conversation flowed.

‘It was very surreal, because the things he was talking about, he was talking about knitting,’ he said, as Lorraine chuckled in surprise.

‘Some of the people I’ve had conversations about knitting with… it’s very odd. But it was very surreal. But I think he has something to do with British wool or something.’

Tom is the bona fide king of knitting (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
The King was keen to chat to Tom about his crafty hobby (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Tom added that a lot of his knitting is made from 100% merino wool, which is made in Britain.

Having won gold with his diving partner Matty Lee at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Tom recently .

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday evening, he admitted that he hasn’t stepped back onto a diving board since the Olympics.

Tom proudly received his OBE in July this year (Picture: Andrew Matthews/Pool/AFP)

‘I think if you were to ask my coach and ask me, there would be two different answers,’ while discussing the prospect of getting back into diving shape.

‘But, what I’m gonna do is go back to training, see how I feel, because I love diving, but then I’ve done so much within the sport that I don’t know if I want to keep going… I do want to keep going because I love it, but it’s like this balancing thing.’

The athlete, who shares a son with his husband Dustin Lance Bl;ack, added that he enjoys spending time with his family ‘and not having to travel as much’.

‘There’s a lot of stuff to think about,’ he stated.

Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV.