Sam Smith's royal embarrassment

Sam Smith admitted he felt stupid after bowing dramatically in front of Prince William at the 'SPECTRE' premiere in London last month.

Sam Smith's royal embarrassment

Sam Smith was left embarrassed after meeting Prince William.

The 23-year-old singer met the 33-year-old royal at the 'SPECTRE' premiere in London last month but Sam admitted he felt stupid after bowing dramatically in front of the second-in-line to the British throne.

Speaking on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', Sam - who wrote the 'SPECTRE' theme song 'Writing's on the Wall' - said: "My issue is that I watch too much 'Downton Abbey'. You get instructions, right, they say you gotta bow with one arm behind your back. And if someone tells you how to bow, right, I properly went for it."

Fallon showed a picture of Sam's extravagant bow and jokingly claimed that an onlooker was laughing at him.

He teased: "This guy's laughing at you. Oh you silly, silly boy. You silly man. What is wrong with you?' "

However, he reassured Sam by saying: "It makes you more endearing."

Prince William's wife Duchess Catherine and brother Prince Harry were also at the premiere but Sam appears to have only embarrassed himself in front of William.

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