Emily fails to spot a prince...
FORMER BBC Newsnight host Emily Maitlis was left red-faced at The Crown premiere in London last week. After watching the final ever episode of the Netflix drama at The Royal Festival Hall, she joined the star-studded cast at the after-party.
Here, a young man approached her to tell her what a fan he was of her current affairs podcast, The News Agents, to which she replied: ‘How lovely, I’m so touched! What do you do?’ He said he was a ‘jobbing actor’ who was ‘just trying to find roles’.
Emily, 53, asked if she would have seen him in anything. After an awkward pause, he said, ‘The Crown... I play Prince William. I’m Rufus.’ An embarrassed Emily swiftly apologised to 17-year-old Rufus Kampa. Emily, right, admitted the next day: ‘I suffer from facial blindness. I just don’t recognise faces. We were at The Crown finale so it should have been a giveaway.’ I’ll say!
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