Prince William makes no secret of being a huge Game of Thrones fan. Last April, he and Kate Middleton told the BBC that, just like us commoners, their ideal date night consists of GoT box sets and takeout. A few months later, they got to meet Tom Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H’ghar on the show, and promptly fanboyed out before asking him for spoilers. (He reportedly did not spill.) (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also reportedly enjoy nerding out over GoT as well.) Thursday night, however, the Duke of Cambridge got an experience any self-respecting Game of Thrones superfan would die for: He got to meet the Khaleesi herself, and at Kensington Palace, no less.
According to the Express, Prince William and Emilia Clarke (aka Daenerys Targaryen) were both presenting at the Centrepoint Awards, an event thrown by one of the late Princess Diana's most-beloved charities that seeks to help homeless young people. Clarke read out the names of award winners, while Prince William doled out trophies. It's not clear whether Prince William got to press the actress for season 8 spoilers (and whether she shared any), but they both seemed to be having a great time, going by the pictures, anyway.
Backstage, in fact, Clarke appeared to be enjoying a bit of a fangirl moment of her own. As she documented on her Instagram, the actress spent quite a bit of time exploring Kensington Palace. She got a personal magic performance from Troy the Magician, freaked out when she saw the mini-dragon egg-themed hors d'oeuvres, and may or may not have tested out the throne. "That moment when you find your gold leaf baby (dragon)eggs..... at Kensington palace," she wrote in an Instagram caption. "#thankgoodnesstheloorollisntgoldleaf #andapparentlytheirthronehasanalarm 😳" While it's always fun to see, as the kids say, legends stanning legends, this mutual fanboy moment raises a very important question: Will any of the Game of Thrones cast be invited to the Royal Wedding in May?