GLADIATOR star Rhino has revealed the cheeky question the Queen asked him after he curtsied to her at a royal reception.
The humble bodybuilder turned Hollywood film star Mark Smith regularly rubs shoulders with A-listers – but his meeting with Her Majesty remains one of his most treasured memories.
After respectfully bowing to the Queen, the then 28-year-old Mark told how she admired his bulging muscles during their brief encounter.
“I curtsied and she said, ‘hello, how long have you been working on your muscles?’ he told the Mirror.
“I said since the age of 16. She asked if I enjoyed it and I said very much so. She said, ‘You look very well’.”
The news comes as Prince Andrew’s siblings decided nine months ago there was “no way back” for the scandal-hit royal, we can reveal.
Charles, Anne and Edward held a summit in January where they ruled the Duke of York should never return to public life.
It has also been reported that Prince William sees his uncle as a threat to the monarchy’s future.
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She may live in a palace and have access to glittering tiaras, but Kate Middleton often prefers to wear bargain high street items.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has been known to wear jewellery as cheap as £1.50, so it can be easy for budget-savvy fans to copy her royal style.
Here, Fabulous takes a look at the mum-of-three’s high-street staples…
£16 Zara dress
£1.50 Accessorize earrings
£20 M&S trainers
£35 Asos dress
£39 Warehouse jumper
£59.99 Zara blazer
£75 Topshop dress
Last month, the BBC aired a documentary on the life of Prince Philip featuring personal recollections from his loved ones.
And Meghan and Harry have given a series of interviews this year – beginning with their bombshell Oprah chat in March.
The couple were also reportedly miked up on a recent visit to New York – sparking rumours they may have been filming for a new series on their lives.
The Sussexes were followed by their own personal videographer during the trip.
The cameraman closely followed the pair around the city and even ran ahead of them for the perfect shot before they toured the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday, according to Page Six.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson for Kate declined to comment.
Angela Levin said the suit is affecting the Royal Family “very badly” – and no matter what the outcome, the damage to Andrew’s reputation will be “permanent”.
“Here’s the prince, the second son of Her Majesty, and he’s just going on and on and pretending in his rather pompous way he’s above all this nonsense,” she said.
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