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Ben Affleck reveals details of son's unexpected playdate with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

by Gemma Strong

Ben Affleck has revealed that his four-year-old son Samuel recently had a chance playdate with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Hollywood actor opened up about the royal run-in during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, which airs on Friday, and explained that it came about when his children visited him in London during filming for his upcoming movie, Justice League.

"We did all the sights, and I wanted them to be cultured," he said. "Now, if it was in America – and I hate to admit this – you'd get a VIP pass, you'd get back stage and they would accommodate you. So I got a tour guide thinking this guy will accommodate me, but that wasn't the case!

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Ben Affleck reveals son Samuel had a playdate with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Ben Affleck has revealed that his son had a chance playdate with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

"He took us in the middle of the street, but we were so far away not only could we not see the guard, we couldn't see the fence! We were surrounded by 50,000 tourists looking for selfie opportunities and we never saw the guards change. It was a disaster!"

Ben – who is also a dad to daughters Violet, ten, and seven-year-old Seraphina with ex Jennifer Garner – continued: "Despite going to Windsor Castle, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, we didn't see one royal. Then when it was raining I took my youngest one to one of those kids' indoor play parks.

Ben Affleck has revealed that his son Samuel had a playdate with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

The star said he was the "very last person" to realise that Samuel was playing with the little royals

"It was pretty empty and then I noticed this weird vibe from the other grownups. They were all very well dressed and they had earpieces, and I thought, 'For a kids' place this is tight security!'

"I was the very last person to realise that Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in there playing with my kid. I can now tell him that he got a cold from the King of England!"