The band, who were supported by a grant from The Prince’s Trust when they formed in 1994, joked, “We bought our first PA system with [the money] and still have it now, it comes out for family weddings.”
The groups drummer Dominic Howard then added, “I guess you could say we owe Prince Charles £250.” It has yet to be announced whether the heir to the English monarchy has progressed with legal proceedings in order to get the money back from the hugely successful rock band.
Muse were talking after the 2013 Brit Awards which were held in London on Wednesday evening.
The band were nominated in the Best British Group and Best Live Act categories, but they lost out to Mumford & Sons and Coldplay respectively. However, they did open up the ceremony, where they performed their track “Supremacy” with a 75-piece orchestra which also featured pyrotechnics.
Guitarist and lead singer Matt Bellamy, Howard, and the group’s bassist Christopher Wolstenholme, also revealed that they traveled to the awards show on the London Underground. They tweeted a series of pictures on the Jubilee Line as they traveled to the even at the 02 Arena, adding the captions, “Heading to Brits by tube, beat the traffic! Jubilee all the way!”
In the past, Rihanna traveled on London’s tube system to get to her gig at Greenwich’s 02 Arena.
Bellamy’s wife, the actress Kate Hudson, was later seen partying alongside her husband at Warner Music’s after-party, where the pair boozed and danced the night away.