Lily Collins tried to steal flowers from Princess Diana in iconic photo with dad

In a hilarious interview with James Corden, Lily Collins revealed how she snatched a bouquet of flowers from the late Princess Diana and threw objects at Prince Charles when she was a tot.

The 32-year-old actress who's currently starring as Emily in Netflix's Emily In Paris revealed the hilarious encounter with the royals on Tuesday's episode of The Late Late Show With James Cordon.

In the interview, James asked the star: "Here you are with your Dad Phil Collins, this is you here being handed some flowers from Princess Diana. Do you have any recollection of this moment in time?"

The 'Love, Rosie' actress laughingly replied: "That's my mom and my dad and I and it's at a Prince's event and I'm giving Diana flowers, but the second that she went to take them, I then tried to pull them back."

Lily jokingly added, "So, as you can imagine, all the air was sucked out of the room."

Thankfully, two-year-old Lily was too adorable for anyone to be actually be upset, with them finding the funny in the situation.

She added: "I was wearing a cute dress, so who's going to really punish me there."

Lily's hilarious encounters with the Royals didn't stop there – she also shared that she threw an object at Diana's ex-husband Prince Charles when she was a toddler.

The Hollywood actress penned: "I was playing with some toys with Prince Charles and I proceeded to kind of like throw something at him, like throw a toy telephone at his head, which, again, all the air was sucked out of the room."

The British-American actress explained that she had been around the royal family quite often because her musician father was involved in their charitable endeavours.

Lily's the daughter of the musician Phil Collins, 70, and the American, Jill Taverman, 65.

Lily's Dad was the drummer and singer in rock band Genesis, whose hit songs include being a part of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas and In The Air Tonight.

In his solo career, Phil Collins also achieved three UK and seven US number-one singles.

Besides being a cheeky toddler throwing and snatching items from the Royals, Lily's acting career also kick started at the same time.

At the age of two, she appeared in the BBC comedy-drama series Growing Pains.

She was named International Model of the Year by Spain's Glamour magazine after being selected by Chanel to wear one of their dresses at the Hôtel de Crillon in 2007.

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