And we totally get it.
Tom Hardy is known to have a close friendship with Prince Harry, referring to him as a ‘fucking legend’ in a recent interview, and even attending the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding earlier this year, taking his wife Charlotte Riley as his date.
But when it comes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it’s actually Charlotte not Tom that has the royal connection.
That’s right. While the two have never actually met, Charlotte and Kate are linked, with the actress playing the Duchess of Cambridge in the TV drama, Prince Charles III, something that made attending the royal wedding alongside her all the more exciting.
But according to the 36-year-old, she never actually got around to meeting the Duchess – something she still regrets.
‘I didn’t get to meet Kate on the day – it didn’t really cross my mind that I’ve played her,’ Charlotte explained in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK. ’That was one of the interesting things about playing the character, because obviously it was a real person who’s alive but I didn’t get to meet her, and for very good reasons – she’s got much more important things to be doing!’
So how did she prepare to step into Kate’s iconic shoes? ‘It was a lot of guess work and watching footage of YouTube’, she explained, going on to emphasise how not meeting the Duchess didn’t make the day any less special.
‘I was fielding text messages from friends who didn’t know that I was going,’ she explained. ‘I just forgot to mention it to friends and family, so that was quite good fun! It was beautiful, wonderful gorgeous day – I don’t want to say much more than that as it was someone’s private moment. But it was beautiful, really, really beautiful.’
Luckily for Charlotte, Harry and Tom seem very close, so we’re sure she’ll have her royal meeting at some point!