Swedish actress Alicia Vikander spoke to Skavlan, a Swedish-Norwegian television show, about the official dinner she attended last week in honour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Sweden.
When she arrived, she was escorted to the table ahead of the royal couples and noted that she was hungry.
“I was sitting and looking,” she told Skavlan’s hosts. “I guess you wait; I was very hungry. But usually, if you are over ten people at a table you have permission to start at a table.”
Vikander says that no one else was eating yet, so she didn’t eat either.
“I didn’t even get a drink of water because I thought, ‘No, I’m just waiting now’.”
Vikander also told the hosts that she and Prince William chatted about television shows.
“He is apparently a Game of Thrones fan, I was told,” she said.
Vikander and the hosts laughed when she brought up that she’d seen The Crown, the Netflix series chronicling the reign of William’s grandmother.
The Oscar-winning actress was one of the many guests invited to a dinner at the British Ambassador’s residence in Stockholm on Tuesday night to mark the first official visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Sweden.
At the dinner, Vikander was seated next to Prince William, while Catherine sat across the table from her. Fellow Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård also attended the dinner, as did representatives of the government and Swedish culture.
Vikander did not attend with her husband and fellow actor Michael Fassbender.
Vikander herself has portrayed a few royal women on screen, both fictional and non-fictional. One of her biggest films is A Royal Affair, in which she played the doomed Queen Caroline Matilda of Denmark and Norway. She also played Kitty, a princess, in a remake of Anna Karenina.