Emilia Clarke's First Encounter With Prince William Was Adorably Awkward

BY Kasia Truscott / Nov 10 2019 / 11:34 AM

The actress revealed she "struggled" to remember royal protocol when she first met the Duke of Cambridge

Emilia Clarke's First Encounter With Prince William Was Adorably Awkward
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Emilia Clarke, AKA our beloved Mother of Dragons, just recalled her very awkward first meeting with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. The actress, who plays royalty herself on the hit TV show Game of Thrones, revealed that it was a "struggle" to remember all the various ways one should greet a British royal during a lie detector test with Vanity Fair.

When asked if she told Prince William to bend the knee to her when she first met him (as her character infamously did in the final season of the show), Clarke laughed and replied, "No, I think I was asked to bend the knee."

"You have to do the whole thing, you can't turn your back, you have to curtsy, you have to say - he has his title, his Royal Highness, or something along those lines," she explained. "I struggled with that."

Clarke also revealed that in retrospect, she wishes she had asked the Duke to bend the knee, noting, "I should've. [But] I don't think he's ever watched my show."

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In reality, Prince William and Kate Middleton are, in fact, big fans of Game of Thrones. According to E! NewsPrince William revealed in an interview with the BBC in 2017 that he thought the show "was worth watching."

We'll take that as proof that the award-winning show has been officially stamped with British royal approval.