Kevin Costner talks about what Prince William once told him!

Kevin Costner was delighted when he received an unexpected invitation from Prince William for a private meeting some years ago while he happened to be in England. Recalling the moment with excitement, Costner shared, “I got this message that the prince would love to talk, and I said, ‘What?’… and then I went, ‘Okay.'” The meeting, held in a private room with just the two of them, left a lasting impression on Costner.

Describing their initial interaction, Costner reminisced, “He walked up, and we shook hands… The first line out of his mouth was, ‘You know, my mom kind of fancied you.'” This wasn’t Costner’s first brush with the royal family; years earlier, he had been in discussions with Princess Diana about collaborating on a sequel to his hit film The Bodyguard.


Reflecting on his encounter with Prince William, Costner described it as “very sweet.” He fondly recalled the prince as “young and lovely” and cherished the moment they shared. The actor also recounted how Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, had facilitated his meeting with Princess Diana, emphasizing Ferguson’s warmth and generosity.

Expressing his admiration for the royal family and their enduring legacy, Costner acknowledged feeling fortunate to have met them. “I truly regard the royal family and the legacy they hold,” he remarked.

Costner also reflected on his illustrious career spanning over four decades in Hollywood. From his breakthrough role as Jake in the western film Silverado to portraying Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, Costner has garnered acclaim and accolades, including three Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Looking ahead, Costner is set for a busy summer with two major installments of his Western epic, Horizon: An American Saga, where he serves as co-writer, director, and star. His journey in Hollywood has been characterized by remarkable roles and significant contributions to cinema, making him a revered figure in the industry.