The hilarious request Helena Bonham Carter once made to Prince William while drunk

Prince William & Helena Bonham Carter (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Prince William & Helena Bonham Carter (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Well, that was awkward!

Helena Bonham Carter – who plays the role of Princess Margaret in The Crown, once asked Prince William to be her daughter’s godfather.

But it was the manner in which the 53-year-old actress said it that’s left everyone amused, HELLO! Magazine reported.

During an interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the actress relived the moment she asked the royal to be godfather to her now 11-year-old daughter, Nell.

Her firstborn, Billy (now 16), has 11 godparents – so she figured one royal godparent would make up for the numeric deficit for her second child.

"I wasn’t that drunk, but enough drunk for me not to drink anymore," Helena said, referring to the moment she ran into the royal while attending the Windsor Castle charity dinner in 2014.

"He wasn’t totally sober himself. Not in a bad way – it was just very jolly.

"I thought, 'Well, if I give her Prince William that would cover it' you know?"

"He just said, 'You don’t want me to be godfather for your child.' And I left. I mean, obviously, it didn’t work out."

Well, that’s a smart way of possibly getting your children into the royal family.


(Sources: HELLO! Magazine, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen)

(Photo: Getty Images)

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