Britain's Prince Charles came face to face with the actor who portrayed him in hit movie "The Queen" on Wednesday. The prince met and shook hands with Alex Jennings at a charity lunch for the Actors' Benevolent Fund at London's Clarence House. The 50-year-old actor starred as Charles alongside Dame Helen Mirren's Oscar-winning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in Stephen Frears' box-office smash.
Alex told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "I had wondered about whether I should come and people said 'of course you should.'
"I have met him quite a bit before this, through my work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and he has always been fantastically charming and supportive, but this is the first time I have met him since the film came out. I was a little nervous.
"I had a few scary moments before I did the job but I hope it was a sympathetic portrayal."
Charles is patron of the Actors' Benevolent Fund, which raises money to care for actors who are elderly, ill or unable to work. The prince hosted the reception to mark the charity's 125th anniversary.
"The Queen" focused on how the British Royal Family coped in the immediate aftermath of Princess Diana's death in 1997.