Everyone loves a photo booth. They’re impossible to resist if you stumble across one on a night out or at an event, but Margot Robbie has joked that she needs to learn some restraint around the machines after getting in to one with Prince Harry.
No, I’m not talking about some fake green screen or filter which made it look like the Duke of Sussex was in the photo, I’m talking about the actual, physical heir to the throne cramming into the small space in front of the camera alongside the Babylon star.
The whole bizarre event unfolded when Robbie attended a housewarming party at the home of English model Suki Waterhouse a few years ago.
Other A-list guests at the event included Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller, but naturally there were lots of people milling about, and Robbie found herself asking one of the guests if they needed help after spotting them carrying lots of things into the home.
Recalling the events during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Robbie described how she spent quite a bit of time with this partygoer as the pair travelled through the house and he helped her find something that she’d dropped en route.
After finding themselves in front of the photobooth, Robbie learned that both she and the guest were planning to get inside and join in the pictures with Delevingne, Miller and host Waterhouse.
She described the man as ‘really nice’, but throughout all of this failed to realised that it was Prince Harry.
Robbie argued that he wasn’t ‘wearing a crown’ and therefore it wasn’t immediately obvious that he was a prince, and joked that he actually looked more like Ed Sheeran.
As Fallon pulled out the image from the photobooth, Robbie joked she should ‘just stay out of’ the machines.
In another interview with Entertainment Tonight, Robbie admitted that she’d spent half an hour talking to Harry without realising who he was.
“Suki was having a housewarming party,” Robbie recalled. “I was like, ‘I’ll pop in for 10 minutes’. About six hours later the photo booth happened.”
I suppose failing to be recognised as a prince is a good scenario if you’re just trying to enjoy a party with members of the public, but when that party is packed full of other celebrities you’d probably hope at least one of them would be able to recognise that you’re related to the King.
Robbie might not have known it at first, but at least she’ll always have the image to remind her of the time she partied with the prince.