Tom Hanks recalls daring to ask the Queen what was in her secret cocktail

Tom Hanks has revealed the Queen’s favorite cocktail served to her at a state banquet he attended with the Obamas in 2011.

Hanks showed up The One Show on Monday (May 30) to promote his new film elvis alongside Austin Butler, who plays the late singing icon.

Asked after dinner, Hanks said, “The chitchat with the queen is something you need to prepare for.

“I knew I would be sitting next to her, so I wanted to be able to talk about things that were important but not pretentious. We talked about how often she gets time off and stuff like that.”

During dinner, Hanks said a “gloved hand” placed “a cup of clear liquid between me and Her Royal Majesty.” “But it wasn’t a water glass, so I dared to ask the Queen, ‘What is Her Majesty’s favorite cocktail?’ and she said, ‘Ooh martini!'” Hanks said.

Hanks added that the Queen “nursed” the one martini all night and posited that maybe he should start drinking martinis to “brush up.” [his] Game”.

Hanks attended a state banquet for then-US President Barack Obama at Buckingham Palace


The Queen could have more martinis in a row over the weekend as the nation celebrates its platinum jubilee, which marks 70 years on the throne.

You can read that of the independent Liveblog for all anniversary weekend news here.

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