The Royals are used to talking to all manner of the great and the good and usually it takes some doing to put one of them off their stride - but Rami Malek claims he did just that when he met Kate Middleton.
Actor Malek was on the Jimmy Kimmel show talking about his recent meeting with the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William at the premiere of No Time To Die last week and claims she was "taken aback" by his question to her on the red carpet.
"They work so hard to get to know everybody," Malek told Kimmel of meeting the royals.
"Who's done whatever film they've done, their past films, and you can see they've done their homework.
I just looked at Princess Kate at one point, and I said, 'This must be exhausting.' And she said, 'Why?'"
"I said, 'You just had a baby, right?'" the actor said, referring to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcoming their third child, Prince Louis, in 2018.
"I think she was taken aback."
"She said, 'How are you doing?' I said, 'No, how are you?' And in the most regal, elegant way, she gave me a look," Malek said, miming the duchess's look.
"But you can tell. Imagine, you're dressed to the nines, have to talk to all these actors..."
Malek said he even went as far as offering himself to be a back-up babysitter, although Kimmel pointed out that as a Bond villain this might not be a role best suited to him.
As for the Royals thoughts on the film itself, the Bohemian Rhapsody star seemed pretty confident that Will and Kate were fans.
Talking to EOnline's Daily Pop, he said: "I sat right behind them in the royal box. I was watching Prince William's reaction
"You can see a lot from what someone's body language was doing. I think they loved the film. That was the impression I got."
It seems like they weren't the only ones either. With the release of Daniel Craig's final outing as bond delayed due to the pandemic, it's eventual box office debut was sensational.
No Time To Die had the biggest UK box office opening weekend of any Bond film ever, raking in £25.9m ($35.29m) between Friday and Sunday. Not a bad way for Craig to sign off.
But the question now is - who will be the next Bond?
Among those being mooted is Villanelle actor Jodie Comer, who would be the first-ever female Bond if picked - but does she even want to be involved with the franchise?
Speaking to LADbible, she said: "Ehm... when I've got Villanelle?
"Isn't she her own Bond in a way? [With] a little bit of flavour on top.
"But no, look, never say [never], who knows what comes your way."
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