London: Hong Kong cinema icon Jackie Chan left the Duke of Cambridge humbled when he met him yesterday, mistaking the second-in-line to the throne for his younger brother.
Mistaken identity: Prince William meets actor Jackie Chan when he mistook William for Harry. Pic/AFP
The kung fu movie star revealed that he had congratulated the Duke on his recent trip to the South Pole with wounded veterans.
“Prince William said, ‘No, that was my brother’, and I said ‘I’m sorry’. But they look almost same, huh?” Chan said. The pair met at a reception at Natural History Museum in London for the international Illegal Wildlife Trade summit.
Both men, along with the footballer David Beckham and basketball star Yao Ming, have made short videos in Mandarin about the illegal trade in endangered wildlife, to urge Chinese to stop buying ivory and rhino horn.