Understandably, Liam Neeson was looking forward to meeting the Queen at the premiere of his latest film, The Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
But what he was really excited about was seeing the monarch in her 3D glasses.
"Now there's a sight, the Queen in 3D glasses", said the 58-year-old, who lends his voice to Aslan the lion.
He added jokingly: "I hope she doesn't lean on my shoulder and fall asleep!"
Liam is firmly back on the cine circuit after some time out following the death of his wife Natasha Richardson.
He's also been taking tentative steps into the dating world, stepping out with British businesswoman Freya St Johnson.
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