Lily Collins has opened up to James Corden about a funny photo which shows her snatching back a bouquet of flowers from Princess Diana as a two-year-old
Lily Collins has hilariously opened up on a time she met Princess Diana – and tried to steal her flowers.
The actress, now 32, was just a toddler at the time and was meeting the Princess of Wales with her singer dad Phil Collins.
While she doesn’t remember the incident herself, she has revealed what she’s been told from the funny situation while speaking with The Late Late Show host James Corden.
Showing the star an old photo, James began: “Here you are with your dad Phil Collins, this is you here being handed some flowers from Princess Diana. Do you have any recollection of this moment in time?”
The Emily In Paris actress replied: “I’ve been told this is what happened. That’s my mom and my dad and I and it’s at a Prince’s Trust event and I’m giving Diana flowers, but the second that she went to take them, I then tried to pull them back.”
She jokingly added: “So as you can imagine, all the air was sucked out of the room,” before adding: “I was wearing a cute dress, so who’s going to really punish me there?”
And apparently it wasn’t just Princess Diana who she had an ‘issue’ with, with the star also throwing an object at Prince Charle.
Lily continued: “I was playing with some toys with Prince Charles and I proceeded to kind of like throw something at him, like throw a toy telephone at his head, which, again, all the air was sucked out of the room.”
She confessed that this incident also took place when she was a tot.
Speaking to James, Lily admitted that she was often in the company of the royals as a child due to her dad’s charity work.
“My dad did a lot of stuff with the Prince’s Trust so and I grew up in England, I’m British,” she said.
“I just went along for the ride and I guess I had a tendency to do naughty things as a two-year-old.”
The short video of her next to the poster showed her reaction to her facial features being scribbled over with red paint.
The caption read: “I can’t say I love the new look, Em. But A for effort…”
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