Prince William got a 'wet' handshake from Rachel Weisz

When actress Rachel Weisz shook hands with Prince William for the first time, it didn't go exactly as planned. During a chat with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Thursday (Nov. 19), the actress recounted the "wet" shake they had at the première of Spectre in London.

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She told the show's host that she'd just gone to the "loo" and was washing her hands when "the guy in charge of the princes was like: 'The prince is coming! The prince is coming!' – so I didn't have time to dry my hands. So I curtseyed and I said, 'Oh good evening, your Royal Highness. It's such a pleasure to meet you. I'm sorry my hands are wet, I just washed them and I didn't have time to dry them'... [William] looked at me and said, 'Well, at least they're clean!'"

And, despite the awkward first encounter, Rachel said, "He made me feel so good."

The actress recalled her awkward post-restroom greeting with Prince William. Photos: Getty Images

Rachel, 45, who is married to James Bond himself - actor Daniel Craig - was on hand that evening to support her husband at the 007 film's première at Royal Albert Hall in October. The actress also said that she missed Daniel while he was away filming for a year, something the Duchess of Cambridge could sense while at the screening.

Once the film ended, Rachel revealed that Kate approached her and said, "I bet you're glad to have him home." The actress recalled, "My eyes filled with tears cause that's exactly what I was feeling."

She added, "[William and Kate] make you feel really special. They're really good."

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