Collins, 32, opened up about her time with the royal family when she was a toddler during Tuesday’s appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Cordon.” Cordon prompted Collins’ story by showing her a photo of herself with Princess Diana.
“Here you are with your dad Phil Collins. This is you here being handed some flowers from Princess Diana. Do you have any recollection of this moment in time?” Cordon asked Collins during the show.
Collins went on to tell a version of events she had been told throughout the years.
“I’ve been told this is what happened,” Collins recalled. “That’s my mom and my dad and I, and it’s at a Prince’s Trust event, and I’m giving Diana flowers, but the second that she went to take them, I then tried to pull them back.”
“So as you can imagine, all the air was sucked out of the room.”
“I was playing with some toys with Prince Charles, and I proceeded to kind of like throw something at him, like throw a toy telephone at his head, which, again, all the air was sucked out of the room,” Collins told Cordon.
Her father, musician Phil Collins, was involved in the royal family’s charity, leading to the actress’ time with Princess Diana and Prince Charles as a two-year-old.
“My dad did a lot of stuff with the Prince’s Trust, so, and I grew up in England. I’m British,” she explained, before adding, “I just went along for the ride, and I guess I had a tendency to do naughty things as a 2-year-old.”