Kunal Nayyar almost fainted in front of the Queen

Kunal Nayyar almost fainted in front of the Queen

Kunal Nayyar almost fainted in front of the Queen

Kunal Nayyar almost fainted when he met Queen Elizabeth.

The 38-year-old actor - who is married to model Neha Kapur - was invited to Buckingham Palace in 2017 to celebrate the start of UK-India Year of Culture, but he was completely overawed by the occasion.

He recalled: "We went to London to meet the Queen, and I was playing it off as 'whatever', but I was actually very nervous inside.

"As soon as she enters, I begin to have the worst panic attack of my life. I start thinking: 'Oh, there's the Queen. I'm going to faint. Why am I going to faint? I've never fainted in my life.'"

Kunal's meeting with the Queen lasted a matter of seconds - but the actor still managed to create an awkward moment.

The 'Big Bang Theory' star - who'd never previously met the Queen - told her: "Nice to see you again."

Kunal also later met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who was complimentary about his wife.

He told Ellen DeGeneres: "Princess Kate told my wife that she's beautiful. But she didn't say anything to me."

Kunal's most-famous on-screen role was as Raj Koothrappali in 'The Big Bang Theory', which ended after 12 seasons earlier this year.

And his co-star Kaley Cuoco previously admitted she was planning on taking home one of the paintings from the set, as she "won't know" what she's doing without it.

The actress - who played Penny on the show - said: "There's a piece of art in the living room set - if you're looking at the set from the audience it's to the left - it has a big doughnut and a robot ... it's been there since the pilot and I'm going to take that home.

"It's always in my view and I've been looking at it for so many years. I think I won't know what to do unless I'm looking at it, so it needs to be in my living room."


This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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