“They give you these sort of rules that you’re meant to sort of follow,” Jon Hamm explained on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (via YouTube), telling hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest about the complexities of what you can call them, when to shake and not to shake their hands, and the appropriate height of a bow. The actor followed the rules to the letter, and was very impressed with himself when a photo of the moment appeared on screen. “I did the right bow, and [Kate Middleton] offered her hand so I was then able to take her hand,” Hamm added.
And while he absolutely crushed the exchange, in the moments leading up to it, Hamm was trying his hardest not to screw up. “You’re like, ‘Oh God, don’t say Your Royal Harness, Harmless, Hamster,” the actor said to a roar of studio laughter. And as for whether he replied to Middleton’s greeting with a British accent, he “stuffed that right down” and thankfully fought the urge.