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Helena Bonham Carter drunkenly asked Prince William to be her daughter’s godfather – but he declined

IT'S an honour you usually reserve for a close friend - but when Helena Bonham Carter was considering who she wanted to be her daughter's godfather, she went straight to the top of the Royal Family.

Appearing on US talk show Watch What Happens Live, The Crown actress confirmed a fan rumour by admitting she'd once drunkenly asked Prince William to be her daughter's godfather when they were both on holiday in the Caribbean in 2007.

When quizzed by host Andy Cohen, the Princess Margaret actress said: "I wasn't that drunk but drunk enough not to drink anymore.

"He wasn't totally sober himself - not in a bad way, it was just very jolly."

At the time, Helena and her ex partner Tim Burton were trying to figure out who they wanted to be their daughter Nell's godparents.

She added: "I'd spent all my friends as godparents on my first child, so Billy had 11 godparents.

"And so I thought I could make up for Nell [...] thought if I give her Prince William then that would cover it."

But in 2007, the then 25-year-old Royal wasn't quite ready for the responsibility and politely declined.

She continued: "He just said, 'You don't want me to be godfather to your child.' And I left and obviously it didn't work out... funnily enough."

Earlier this month, Helena's co-star Olivia Colman confirmed that Prince William doesn't watch the hit drama based on his family.

In more Royal Family news, Kate Middleton has just done an undercover work experience stint at a maternity hospital.

And Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have wished fans a happy Thanksgiving as they celebrate the US holiday for the first time as parents.

Plus Meghan Markle's former Suits co-star has revealed the Duchess is still in charge of her royal wardrobe and "does it all herself".

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