THEY both love gardening, hold eccentric views – and are desperately waiting to get a promotion.
But you still wouldn't expect Jeremy Corbyn and Prince Charles to have much to talk about.
AFP Prince Charles and Jeremy Corbyn chatting in Staffordshire today
So it may be a surprise to learn that the odd couple have just held two meetings in the past two days.
And they seem to get on like a house on fire – smiling and chatting away as they greeted each other this afternoon.
Mr Corbyn, 68, and the 69-year-old prince were seen talking at a service to dedicate the National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism in Staffordshire.
The service was also attended by senior Tories including Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid.
AFP The odd couple were both at the National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism AFP Mr Corbyn at the ceremony dedicating the new memorial
It came 24 hours after Charles and Jez met in London for talks behind closed doors.
The Prince of Wales has held regular meetings with the Leader of the Opposition over the years.
But yesterday was the first time he has hosted Mr Corbyn.
The current Labour boss is a fierce republican who wants to see the monarchy abolished.
AFP Prince Charles attended the ceremony today with his wife Camilla
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