Russell Brand’s awkward encounter with Prince CharlesBy ANI
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
LONDON - Russell Brand has said that Prince Charles tried to avoid him at a recent event.
However, the newlywed comedian admitted he managed to get a good grip of the royal and didn’t want to let go.
“I did meet Prince Charles. It makes you a bit anxious,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying on the US talk show Live With Regis and Kelly to promote new film ‘The Tempest’.
“When you meet someone whose name has got ‘Prince’ at the start of their name, it’s daunting.
“Someone shoved me into the line right at the moment he was meeting, Brand said.
“I was shoved into him and I saw a moment in his eyes as we shook hands when he realised, “That’s that mad comedian”.
“And he sort of tried to get away. I had him in a bit of a grip. I was holding on, thinking “This is my moment. I’m not letting him go just yet”.
“There was a moment where he was trying to recoil and I heard his wrist click a bit,” he said.
And he told how he embarrassed himself in front of Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall.
“Because I was panicking I just looked at her and went, ‘A Duchess!’ I just shouted at her what she was,” he said.
‘It’s so ridden with protocol it’s very difficult to relax.
“You don’t want to do the wrong thing and you end up buckling an arthritic wrist,” he added. (ANI)