Prince Philip’s bizarre question to Simon Pegg during royal meeting

PRINCE PHILIP asked Simon Pegg a bizarre question at the premier for a film he was in, the actor revealed on a chat show.

PUBLISHED: 23:20, Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:21, Wed, Oct 28, 2020

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Simon, who is best known for writing and starring in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, voice acted in one of the Narnia films. The character, Reepicheep, which featured in the 2010 film ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ is an animated mouse. Simon said the Duke of Edinburgh must have been informed that he was playing a mouse because he asked him quite a bizarre question about it.


The Prince asked: “When did you realise that you had the voice of a mouse?”

Simon described this encounter on The Graham Norton Show in 2011, a year after the film was released.

He recalled first meeting the Queen, with whom he had a relatively awkward interaction, and then Philip arrived.

Simon said: “The brilliant one was Philip came by and he ‒ because I played a mouse in Narnia, I did the voice of a mouse ‒ and someone told him what I was doing and he said, ‘When did you realise you had the voice of a mouse?’

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prince philip simon peggPrince Philip asked Simon Pegg something bizarre at the Narnia premier in 2010 (Image: GETTY)

narnia simon peggThe cast and director of the Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawntreader at the premier (Image: GETTY)

“And I suddenly thought, ‘You think I was cast because I have a naturally mousy voice’.

“He thought I had some sort of disability that had given me a mouse voice.”

Simon also had a rather awkward encounter with the Queen, who he claimed paused for about 30 seconds in front of him before speaking.

Because it is protocol that the Queen should always speak first, he just stood there waiting for her to speak.

simon pegg graham nortonSimon Pegg recalled the story on The Graham Norton Show (Image: BBC)

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