Helena Bonham Carter Asked Prince William To Be Her Child’s Godfather While She Was Drunk

"I wasn't that drunk, but enough drunk for me not to drink anymore"

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Helena Bonham Carter Asked Prince William
Helena Bonham Carter Asked Prince William

Helena Bonham Carter says she once asked Prince William to be her daughter’s godfather while she was intoxicated, and he turned her down.

“I wasn’t that drunk, but enough drunk for me not to drink anymore,” Bonham Carter said during an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Tuesday.

“He wasn’t totally sober himself,” she continued. “Not in a bad way, it was just very jolly.” 

The actress, who’s married to filmmaker Tim Burton, went on to say that when her first child, son Billy Burton, was born in 2003, they went overboard and gave him 11 godparents. By the time the couple welcomed daughter Nell Burton four years later, there were fewer available options for godparents.

“I thought I could make up for Nell, who suddenly came along and we didn’t have any left,” the “Crown” star said. “I thought, ‘Well, if I give her Prince William that would cover it.'”

“I wasn’t that drunk, but enough drunk for me not to drink anymore,” Bonham Carter said during an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Tuesday.

“He wasn’t totally sober himself,” she continued. “Not in a bad way, it was just very jolly.” 

The actress, who’s married to filmmaker Tim Burton, went on to say that when her first child, son Billy Burton, was born in 2003, they went overboard and gave him 11 godparents. By the time the couple welcomed daughter Nell Burton four years later, there were fewer available options for godparents.

“I thought I could make up for Nell, who suddenly came along and we didn’t have any left,” the “Crown” star said. “I thought, ‘Well, if I give her Prince William that would cover it.'”

According to Bonham Carter, the royal told her: “You don’t want me to be godfather to your child.”

“And I left,” she said. “I mean obviously, it didn’t work out.”

The “Harry Potter” star previously spoke about the exchange while at a charity dinner in 2014.

“The Duke and I met before, along with the Duchess, before they were married, when I was staying on Mustique,” she told The Telegraph, according to The Independent. “I got very drunk at one point and I was determined to ask him to be a godfather to my daughter. He quite wisely said no.”