Miles Teller reflected on the moment he broke royal protocol while meeting Prince William and Kate Middleton at the London premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” in May.
“Right off the bat, I messed up,” the actor, 35, said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday.
“You’re not supposed to extend your hand right off the bat unless they do. But I felt the vibe, so I’m like, ‘I’m going in, I’m going in.’”
Teller shared that he was given “rules of dos and don’ts” so he “wouldn’t f–k up” while meeting William and Middleton, both 40, but he admitted that etiquette went out the window because he was charmed by the newly named Prince and Princess of Wales.
“To their credit, they were very disarming. I was lost. Prince William’s eyes,” he said, describing them as “blue as the bluest ocean.”
“Kate was beautiful and cordial and holds herself so well and regal. And with William, I don’t know. I just blacked out.”
The “Whiplash” star’s greeting was such a disaster that his “Top Gun” castmate Jennifer Connelly was seen laughing as the events unfolded.
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