- While taking a lie detector test, former Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke recalled the awkward moment when she first met Prince William.
- She described the encounter as a "struggle" to remember all the various ways to greet a British royal, from curtsying to saying their full title.
- In 2017, Prince William and Kate Middleton confirmed in an interview that they watched Game of Thrones.
Not learning how to bend the knee may have been the death of Daenerys Targaryen on the series finale of Game of Thrones, but for Emilia Clarke, the real-life Mother of Dragons, bending the knee was simply a matter of royal courtesy.
During a lie detector test with Vanity Fair, Clarke was asked if she told Prince William–Duke of Cambridge and second in line to the British throne–to bend the knee to her when she met him.
"No, I think I was asked to bend the knee," Clarke recalled. "You have to do the whole thing, you can't turn your back, you have to curtsy, you have to say—he has his title, his Royal Highness, or something along those lines. I struggled with that."
She conceded that she wishes she asked him to bend the knee, saying, "But I should've. I don't think he's ever watched my show."
Prince William said the show "was worth watching." We wonder if he still feels the same way after the finale.
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