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    Matt Smith Was Told That The Queen Used To "Watch 'The Crown' On A Projector On A Sunday Night"

    "He walked up to me and went, ‘Granddad.’”

    Matt Smith spilled alllll the tea on what various members of the royal family thought of his portrayal of Prince Philip in the early seasons of The Crown.

    Close-up of Matt

    Speaking on the Today show, Matt began by talking about his first pre-Crown royal interaction with then-Prince Charles. "I met the now-King Charles; told him that I thought he had fabulous shoes, which he told me he had for 30 years," he recalled.

    Matt with Charles and his wife, Camilla

    His role as Prince Philip got him one apparent fan, however: Prince Harry. "I met Harry once at the polo, which sounds a bit grand, but it wasn't that grand," Matt continued, explaining how Harry came up to him and shook his hand. “He walked up to me and went, ‘Granddad.’”

    Harry and Matt talking

    Matt added, “He watched the show. I can’t claim to know if he watches it currently, but he watched a bit of it then.”

    Matt as Prince Philip

    As for the big cheese, he added, “I heard the Queen had watched it, and she used to watch it on a projector on a Sunday night, apparently — and I know Philip definitely didn’t.”

    Matt as Prince Philip with the "Queen"

    The intel on Philip came from a friend who attended a dinner with the royal. “By the end of the meal, he was like, 'Philip, I have to ask, have you watched The Crown?” Matt explained. “Apparently, he turned 'round to him and went, 'Don't be ridiculous.'"

    Matt on the Today show with the caption "Matt Smith on Queen's passing"

    You can watch the full interview here.