In the wake of the Queen’s death last week, Smith has reflected on one conversation he had with Prince Harry at a polo match.
“I met Harry once, at polo, which sounds a bit grand, but it wasn’t that grand,” said Smith during an appearance on NBC’s The Today Show on Thursday (15 September)
“And he walked up to me and went ‘Granddad,’” the actor continued, shaking co-host Savannah Guthrie’s hand to mimic Harry’s gesture to him.
The House of the Dragon star said: “He watched the show! Well, I can’t claim to know if he watches it currently, but he watched a bit of it then.”
Guthrie agreed, stating: “Well, he certainly watched your episodes.”
Elsewhere, Smith said that he was told Queen Elizabeth II regularly watched The Crown on a “projector on a Sunday night” – but that her husband Prince Philip “definitely didn’t”.