Samuel, the youngest son of Ben Affleck, had a surprise afternoon of games with a pair of royal siblings: Prince George and Princess Charlotte. During his visit to The Graham Norton Show, the actor explained that his son’s playdate happened when his family visited him in London while he was filming 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 backstage and they would accommodate you. So I got a tour guide thinking this guy will accommodate me but that wasn’t the case!
"He took us to the middle of the street but we were so far away not only couldn’t we 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!" he continued.
Ben said that despite having gone to Windsor Palace, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, they were never able to see a member of royalty. As a typical day in the London streets, rain surprised Ben, who was also accompanied by his daughters Violet (10) and Seraphina (7), from his marriage to Jennifer Garner. "I took my youngest to one of those kid’s indoor play parks," he said.
It was pretty empty and then I noticed this weird vibe from the other grownups. They were very well dressed and had some equipment in their ears. I thought, ‘For a kids’ place this is tight security!" Ben soon realized that his son was playing with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. "I can now tell him that he got a cold from the King of England!" he said delighted by the experience of his son.
Ben's children are no strangers to stories with celebrities. In early October, the actor recounted how was the day when his daughters met Taylor Swift. "It was like God came down and walked on water. They didn't say a thing. They were totally frozen," he told Entertainment Tonight.