Emilia Clarke is infamous for her Game of Thrones persona as Daenerys Targaryen in the live-action adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy literary series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Her representation of the daughter of the Mad King, where she gradually molds into a ruthless ruler herself, guided by vengeance and hate, became a turning point in the extraordinary HBO show.
The star, however, remains a very happy-go-lucky character in her real life and that regularly makes her unrecognizable during fan encounters. Emilia Clarke, after her transition from television to film, recalled during her promotional tour of Solo: A Star Wars Story one such encounter which, in fact, was with British royalty instead.
Emilia Clarke Recalls Not Being Invited to the Royal Wedding
In an embarrassing turn of events, the Game of Thrones star, Emilia Clarke, who was in London over the weekend of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding did not get an invitation to the royal event, unlike numerous other celebrities. As she had finished filming Solo: A Star Wars Story and was settling in for the screenings, the actress in fact miscalculated the dates of the royal wedding with the film event.
“I had a screening of the Star Wars movie that I’m in for my friends and family on the day and I didn’t get my dates right, so I didn’t realize… I sort of thought no one would turn up, but then they did, so then they watched the movie and I watched the wedding.”
Due to scheduling conflicts between the gala affair at the Palace and the special screening she was holding for her friends and family, the regrettable outcome was one that was sad and comical at the same time.
Emilia Clarke’s Difficult Encounter With Prince William
Even though the Solo screening remains an anecdote in the much more popular story of the missed invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tying the knot, the incident did rub off on Clarke in the long run. In an interview on the talk show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Game of Thrones actress was seen getting uncomfortable and rushed to get over the story. If it was due to being offended or simply an intent to get to promoting her Star Wars film is debatable.
In the meantime, however, the host of the show redirects the conversation toward an encounter that Emilia Clarke had with the current Crown Prince, Prince William. She recalled how the brief meeting was spattered with formalities and rules that she had to follow including not turning her back on the royal and addressing him as “Your Royal Highness” before calling him, Prince William. As expected, the actress turned flustered at the multiple commandments instead of keeping her cool and it resulted in a blunder that could almost be passed off as adorable by the way she explained the incident.
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Source: Late Night with Seth Meyers