CHERYL Cole has admitted making the Prince of Wales burst into laughter by addressing his as ‘Charles’ despite having etiquette lessons before meeting the future King.

Cole, who knows Prince Charles through her work for the The Prince’s Trust and her own Cherly Cole Foundation said the gaffe had been embarrassing.

Speaking to Grazia magazine she said: “The first time I had tea with him at Clarence House, I had an etiquette lesson on how to address him. But I forgot to say Prince and just called him Charles, which was embarrassing and someone started coughing at my mistake behind me to correct me. But he couldn’t stop laughing.”.

The Cheryl Cole Foundation helps The Prince’s Trust work with young people in the North East. Cole also told the magazine how she had been targeted by online bullies.

The singer, 29, said she had been subjected to vicious attacks, on Twitter and Facebook, for more than a year. She said she could relate to the teenagers helped by her charity, The Cheryl Cole Foundation.

“I get what these kids have gone through because I had a tough upbringing and I understand what it feels like to get bullied like some of them,” she said of growing up while living on a tough Newcastle council estate.

The former X Factor judge added: “In the last few years, I’ve been bullied on Facebook and Twitter. It’s evil and very public. “People judge my appearance and hair, and say that I look fat.”                             –TG