Dawn French reported a ‘horrifyingly awful’ incident in which she was certain a member of the Royal Family was a witch.
Because of her father’s profession in the Royal Air Force, the Vicar of Dibley actor, 66, grew up travelling throughout the nation.
Queen Elizabeth was four years old when The Queen Mother paid a visit to the base where they were stationed, RAF Leconfield, and Dawn’s family was chosen to entertain her for tea.
The actress and comedian, however, has revealed that the meeting left her disturbed because the prince just smiled at her.
Dawn revealed the contents of the encounter and what terrified her during an appearance on This Morning this week.
Dawn explained how she prepared for the big encounter ahead of time, saying she had to practise meeting the royal etiquette.
‘I was four. It was horrifyingly scary,’ she began.
‘We’d done curtsy practice. She came to my dad’s army base. I was expecting unicorns and crowns and neither turned up.
‘A woman in a lilac outfit, a very perfectly lovely woman [arrived], but I’m fuming [by this point].’
She then described how a ‘very scary thing happened’.
‘She smiled at me with a lovely big smile, but she had brown teeth,’ she continued.
‘When you’re four that’s a witch.
‘So, I was thinking she should not come into our house so I would not speak to her or look at her and held onto my dad’s leg the whole time.’
However, Dawn may have been turned off by the royal after earlier claiming she disliked “posh people.”
Dawn said last year that she didn’t click with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders when they met in theatre school in the 1970s.
Speaking on the Finding the Funny podcast, the comic said: ‘I didn’t really like Jen that much at the very beginning because she’s quite posh, or I thought she was but she’s not really.
‘She had a whole friendship group of way out of my league sort of people, and then I had to share a flat with her.
‘But as soon as I got rid of my prejudice about her, which I still have to this day – prejudice against posh people, they have to prove their worth to me – I thought, “She’s actually great.”
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV1.
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