Prince William gives 'firm' answer to Olivia Coleman's question about The Crown

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The Duke of Cambridge told the show’s star Olivia Coleman that he does not follow the storyline when they met at a recent dinner. The Oscar-winning actress revealed his surprise response when she appeared on the Graham Norton Show on Friday alongside her co-star Helena Bonham Carter, 53, who plays Princess Margaret in the drama. Olivia, 45, said: “I met Prince William at a diner and he asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, ‘Actually, I know what you’re doing’.”

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She continued: “I was so excited and asked, ‘Have you watched it?’

“His answer was a firm, ‘No.’ But he was very charming and very lovely.”

When asked how she prepared for the big role, Olivia admitted: “I did nothing, though I did have a movement coach but still I walked like me, or rather like a farmer!”

royals-crown-olivia-colemanOlivia Coleman said when she asked Prince William if he watched The Crown his answer was a firm 'No' (Image: GETTY)

royals-crown-olivia-colemanPrince William is not a fan of The Crown, it has emeged (Image: GETTY)

Olivia plays William’s grandmother in The Crown series 3, taking over from Claire Foy who portrayed Elizabeth II during her younger years.

Last month the leading actress met the Princess Royal at a Buckingham Palace ceremony.

Princess Anne chatted with the star after she was awarded her CBE for her services to drama.

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