The red carpet was rolled out for Tom Hanks instead of Prince Harry on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The Duke of Sussex was interviewed by the American showrunner in his latest media appearance for his memoir Spare, which quickly became the fastest selling nonfiction book ever.
The episode, which aired in the US on Tuesday night, began with Colbert telling Harry that the red carpet was for Tom Hanks, not him.
Colbert stood backstage on the red carpet, looked at his watch as the fanfare was playing and said, “Where is he?”
The Duke then walked over to the playing trumpets and said: “Wow, wow, stop, stop. Stephen, it’s not necessary, but thank you,” Colbert said, “What are you talking about? It’s not for you. Get out of my way, it’s coming!” Before Tom Hanks was shot.
Hanks said, “I’m back! Where is my fan?” Before Prince Harry threw red leaves at the actor’s face.
Duke was later introduced to the show by Colbert. Before the prince mocked, the crowd said his name: “Is this chair and spare?”
The talk show host then asked what the prince should be called, and Harry replied with a few nicknames, including “Baz” and “Bazarooni”.
Harry was then asked if he would like a cocktail before the start of the interview and he replied, “Yes, please”.
A tequila cocktail with a lime garnish was made for Harry by Colbert.
Between more carefree moments during the interview, Harry admitted that he watched the Netflix series The Crown and confirmed the series when he watched it.
He also denied that he boasted of killing 25 Taliban while serving as a soldier and claimed that his family members were actively campaigning to “undermine” his book.
Towards the end of the interview, Harry was asked about his trip to the North Pole, where his penis was “frozen”.
“Can I have a drink?” Harry asked the CBS host. before adding: “How long have you been waiting to ask this question?”
“Since I read the book yesterday,” Colbert replied.
The Duke later said: “We’ve made a pretty big jump from grief and trauma to my todger.”
Colbert explained to the audience: “You were in the Arctic and things got really cold. When did you realize there was a crisis in the South Pole?”
“When I got home,” Harry replied. “Good now, thank you.”
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Harry then appeared to have used a beeping curse by the show when describing a pillow he didn’t have on his expedition to the North Pole.
Harry’s autobiography Spare went on sale to the public on Tuesday and entered the record books in 400,000 copies in hardcover, e-book and audio format.