Jennifer Connelly, 51, reveals Prince William was not the first British royal she has met

Jennifer Connelly has had two British royal experiences that took place 35 years apart.

Last week the 51-year-old Hollywood actress met Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton at the royal premiere of her new movie Top Gun: Maverick with Tom Cruise held at London’s Leicester Square.

And 35-years ago, the beauty met William’s mother Princess Diana at the 1986 Royal Command Premiere of her film Labyrinth in London.

The acting veteran told Entertainment Tonight that both experiences were ‘special’ to her.

Royal hello: Jennifer Connelly told ET that when she met Prince William with his wife Kate Middleton on May 19 at the London Top Gun: Maverick premiere, it was not her first brush with British royalty

On Monday in NYC when ET asked Connelly if she had ever met other British royal besides William and Kate she said yes.

‘[In] 1986, yes, for the premiere of Labyrinth, which was a movie I did when I was a teenager, ‘Connelly shared.

The movie, directed by Jim Henson, was about Sarah (played by Connelly) who has worked her way through a complicated maze to find her younger brother (played by Toby Froud) and save her from a scary goblin king (played by singer David Bowie ).

Eighties party: The beauty met William's mother Princess Diana at the 1986 Royal Command Premiere of her film Labyrinth in London

Eighties party: The beauty met William’s mother Princess Diana at the 1986 Royal Command Premiere of her film Labyrinth in London

Chit chat: Jennifer, who was a teenager at the time, can be seen chatting with Diana, who was 25-years-old.  Prince William was only four-years-old in 1986

Chit chat: Jennifer, who was a teenager at the time, can be seen chatting with Diana, who was 25-years-old. Prince William was only four-years-old in 1986

So glam: Diana, who had Prince Charles by her side, was in white lace and satin dress with a pearl choker and matching earrings

So glam: Diana, who had Prince Charles by her side, was in white lace and satin dress with a pearl choker and matching earrings

And at that premiere she met one of the most famous royals of all time.

‘I got to meet William’s mom, [Princess] Diana, ‘added Jennifer.

Jennifer, who was a teenager at the time, can be seen chatting with Diana, who was 25-years-old. Prince William was only four-years-old in 1986.

They were standing next to an animatronic creature named Ludo that had been used in the film.

Jennifer was in black velvet and Diana, who had Prince Charles by her side, was in a white lace and satin dress with a pearl choker and matching earrings.

More good times: It was also a special experience getting to greet Prince William and Kate at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London.  From left, Miles Teller, Jennifer, William, Kate and Tom Cruise

More good times: It was also a special experience getting to greet Prince William and Kate at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London. From left, Miles Teller, Jennifer, William, Kate and Tom Cruise

Talking a lot: When she was talking to William she 'definitely thought about' that time she met his mother Diana in 1986, said Jennifer

Talking a lot: When she was talking to William she ‘definitely thought about’ that time she met his mother Diana in 1986, said Jennifer

Connelly said that meeting Diana at the Labyrinth premiere was a ‘very special experience.’

Diana died in a car crash in Paris only 11 years later in 1997.

And it was also a special experience getting to greet Prince William and Kate at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London on May 19.

When she was talking to William she ‘definitely thought about’ that time she met his mother Diana in 1986, Jennifer said.

They were welcoming: Though meeting royals can be stressful because of all the protocols, William and Kate made it easy for her;  here Kate smiles at Tom

They were welcoming: Though meeting royals can be stressful because of all the protocols, William and Kate made it easy for her; here Kate smiles at Tom

Pleased to greet you: 'You think about the protocols that they ask you to be mindful of when meeting them and of course, you know, Kate and William were both so gracious and reached out and shook our hands and they are just impeccable,' said the silver screen star

Pleased to greet you: ‘You think about the protocols that they ask you to be mindful of when meeting them and of course, you know, Kate and William were both so gracious and reached out and shook our hands and they are just impeccable,’ said the silver screen star

She is not spilling: But the experience was so much to take in she does not recall what they discussed.  'I have no recollection of what I spoke about,' said Jennifer.  Here Tom held Kate's hand as William smiled

She is not spilling: But the experience was so much to take in she does not recall what they discussed. ‘I have no recollection of what I spoke about,’ said Jennifer. Here Tom held Kate’s hand as William smiled

‘It was, you know, it’s a very special occasion,’ Connelly shared.

Though meeting royals can be stressful because of all the protocols, William and Kate made it easy for her.

‘You think about the protocols that they ask you to be mindful of when meeting them and of course, you know, Kate and William were both gracious and reached out and shook our hands and they are just impeccable,’ said the silver screen star .

But the experience was so much to take in she does not recall what they discussed.

‘I have no recollection of what I spoke about,’ said Jennifer who had worn a full length beige and black gown while Kate was in a black and white dress.

Jennifer could be seen standing next to William who also spoke with Miles Teller. Cruise was off to the side.

Top Gun: Maverick opens in the US on May 27.

Coming to a theater soon: Top Gun: Maverick opens in the US on May 27

Coming to a theater soon: Top Gun: Maverick opens in the US on May 27

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