Olivia Colman, 45, is taking over from Claire Foy to portray Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, which returns to Netflix next weekend. The British actress appears on tonight’s The Graham Norton Show where she spoke about whether she has met any royals since playing the important part.
Olivia revealed she had met Prince William recently, but their encounter could have gone a little better.
She told hold Graham Norton when he quizzed her about meeting any royals: “Yes, but it didn’t go very well.”
“I met Prince William at a dinner and he asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, ‘Actually, I know what you’re doing’,” she recalled.
Olivia went on: “I was so excited and asked, ‘have you watched it?’ His answer was a firm, ‘No.’ But he was very charming and very lovely.”
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Olivia Colman spilled on her encounter with Prince William (Image: GETTY • PA)
Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter