When Batman actor Ben Affleck was filming Justice League in London, he got to spend some time sightseeing with his children, and it turned into a rather memorable royal experience, with an unexpected twist.
“Despite going to Windsor Castle, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, we didn’t see one royal,” Affleck told BBC1 host Graham Norton in an interview about his tourist activity with his three children and their mother Jennifer Garner. “Then when it was raining I took my youngest [Samuel] to one of those kid’s indoor play parks. It was pretty empty and then I noticed this weird vibe from the other grownups,” he continued.
“I thought, ‘For a kids’ place this is tight security!’ I was the very last person to realize that Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in there playing with my kid.” Clearly, Affleck must not possess quite the royalty radar that most other members of the public possess.
Despite the impressive pedigree of his impromptu playtime company, however, four-year-old Samuel ended the adventure a little worse for wear and came down with a cold. “I can now tell him that he got a cold from the King of England!” Affleck joked to Norton. We should note that Prince George is not, presently, the King. But either way, those are some valuable germs.