Prince Philip
Prince Philip had a hilariously encounter with Cate Blanchett at the Buckingham Palace. Pictured: Prince Philip leaves St George's Chapel after the wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool

Cate Blanchett recently revealed the hilarious request she received from Prince Philip during their lunch at the Buckingham Palace.

During her interview with talk show host Jonathan Ross, Blanchett said that Prince Philip asked her to teach him how to use his new DVD player.

“There were 12 of us, and I couldn’t work out for the life of me why I’d been invited. Playing Queen Elizabeth and sitting next to her, I thought, ‘Maybe she’s seen the movie and wants to ask me about my interpretation.’ I sat next to Philip and he said, ‘I hear you’re an actor? I was given a DVD player for Christmas and I can’t work out whether I put the green cord in or the red cord,’” she shared (via People).

“I thought, ‘He’s invited me to lunch to tell me about his DVD player!’ Blanchett added.

Ray Winstone and Paul Whitehouse also shared their own hilarious encounters with Prince Philip. While filming in Windsor, Winstone said that Prince Philip drove past them in his Range Rover, and he rolled down his window to ask what they were doing.

“I said, ‘We’re making a film, Sir… With Sir Tom Courtenay and Sir Michael Caine, would you like to meet them?’ And he went, ‘No,’” Winestone said.

In related news, Prince Philip also made headlines this week after reports swirled that he once branded Prince Charles’ behavior with Camilla Parker Bowles as silly in his letter to Princess Diana.

“We do not approve of either of you having lovers. Charles was silly to risk everything with Camilla for a man in his position. We never dreamed he might feel like leaving you for her,” he wrote.

Sarah Gristwood, a royal commentator, dubbed Prince Philip’s way of siding with Princess Diana amid Prince Charles and Bowles’ affair as groundbreaking.

“Never mind how Camilla might feel about that, he was being supportive towards Diana, and no one knew better than Prince Philip just how hard it was for an outsider to come into the Royal Family,” she said.

Patrick Jephson, Princess Diana’s private secretary at that time, added, “Here, at last, was written proof that this was acknowledged, recognized, and there was sympathy for her.”