Daniel Radcliffe's royal mix-up

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 July 2009
Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's royal mix-up

'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe is often mistaken for a member of the British royal family because he has a ''posh'' accent

Daniel Radcliffe is bored of being mistaken for Britain's Prince Harry.

The brunette 'Harry Potter' actor has revealed people in foreign countries often mistake him for the flame-haired royal because he is so well spoken.

He explained: "I've never hung out with Prince Harry. I've not met him and I don't know any of his friends.

"This is the distinction other countries need to make about England. There are levels of posh. I am posh and middle-class, absolutely, but he's on another echelon of posh. I'm certainly not in his circle and I would probably not come across anyone in his circle."

Daniel, 19, thinks the mix-up might be due to his character in the boy wizard movie franchise sharing a name with the 24-year-old royal.

This is not the first time Daniel has spoken about the royal family.

Earlier this year, he sparked controversy when revealed he was unsure why the UK still had a royal family.

He was quoted as saying: "I am not a royalist. Not at all. I just don't see the use of the monarchy - though I'm a fierce patriot. I'm proud of being English, but I think the monarchy symbolises a lot of what was wrong with the country.

"Not that they're doing anything wrong - but that symbol of class division is not something I particularly like."

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