Lily Collins Recalls The Moment She Tried To Snatch Flowers From Princess Diana

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Lily Collins have found critical acclaim thanks to her role in Netflix's Emily in Paris, but successful acting career aside, the 32-year-old has been mingling with elite celebrities and royals since she was just a toddler, including the late Princess Diana.

Speaking to James Corden on The Late Late Show on Tuesday, the actor explained that she once tried to take a bouquet of flowers from Princess Diana.

The incident occurred when she was giving flowers to the late royal, while being held by her mother, Jill Tavelman, who was married to her father Phil Collins from 1984-1996.

Recalling the moment she met Princess Diana, Collins said: 'I'm giving Diana flowers, but the second she went to take them I then tried to pull them back.'

Photo credit: Princess Diana Archive - Getty Images
Photo credit: Princess Diana Archive - Getty Images

The Inheritance star also hilariously remarked that this occurrence affected the atmosphere in the room, but noted that no one would discipline her because of the cute dress she was wearing at the time.

The actor and royal's meeting was captured in a photograph and shared with Collins by Corden during the show.

Collins, who married American film director Charlie McDowell last year, also revealed that she also had somewhat of a similar meeting with the late Princess' ex-husband, Prince Charles.

While discussing her musician dad's royal connections, she highlighted that she once threw a telephone at the Prince of Wales' head when she was toddler.

Explaining the moment, she said: 'I was also told that when I was younger, I was playing with some toys with Prince Charles and I proceeded to kind of throw something at him like throw a toy telephone at his head.'

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Photo credit: Michael Kovac - Getty Images

Collins explained that she would tag along with her Genesis band member father, and typically do 'naughty' things as a child.

In December, the newlywed, who's been dominating our screens lately with season two of Emily in Paris, revealed that she cried when meeting three-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep.

As for now, Collins is enjoying meeting celebrities in her fully-fledged adult life. In a recent interview with Glamour, she doted on her Emily in Paris co-star Ashley Park, who plays her on-screen friend Mindy in the fashion-packed comedy drama.

Speaking of 30-year-old Park, Collins said: 'It’s such an amazing experience to meet someone as an adult, when you’re an adult, and gravitate towards them so strongly, like a friendship soulmate. Ashley makes me not question and doubt who I am now.'

'I love being 30! I do think that I’ve lived enough life now, where I really feel centred in myself.'

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Photo credit: Phillip Faraone - Getty Images

The star, who's been acting since the age of two and gone on to star in high-profile roles such as Snow White in Mirror Mirror, alongside Julia Roberts, has previously spoken about working hard to make a name for herself irrespective of her famous, well-connected family.

In an interview with ELLE UK, the cover star said: 'I’ve always wanted to be my own voice, and own my own truths and own my own story.'

She went on to explain: 'I couldn’t be a more proud daughter, a more loving daughter. Like, it’s my dad! I love him and I am in awe individual, I’ve always wanted to be me, and to have my own path and my own journey and my own failures and successes and all those things... '

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