Prince William persuaded One Direction to ‘photobomb’ the Duchess of Cambridge as she posed for pictures at the Royal Variety Performance last week.
The boyband met the British royals at the annual event in London, and they have revealed the heir to the throne asked them to pull silly faces behind his pregnant wife’s back while she was being photographed.
Liam Payne tells Britain’s The Sun newspaper, “Kate was doing a shot… but the camera was looking right at us. So Wills said, ‘I’m sure we can get a couple of photobombs in here lads, let’s go for it’.”
Niall Horan adds, “We were pulling silly faces in the background.”
Payne also revealed he was so nervous before meeting the royal couple that he had some issues with perspiration.
He says, “When we first met them at the start it was so, so scary. My palms were sweating. When I was talking to Kate I had to wipe them on the back of my trousers – but it looked like I was rubbing my a**!”
The pop group was among the performers at the show along with Bette Midler, Ed Sheeran, Simply Red and Ellie Goulding.