DOWNTOWN Abbey star Kevin Doyle has revealed the Queen’s butlers were brought in to help advise cast on how to behave around monarchs.
The actor, 59, says two butlers from Buckingham Palace were used to ensure the movie was completely accurate.
Downton Abbey cast were assisted by the Queen’s butlers during the making of the new flick[/caption]
The butlers joined the film’s cast on the set of the flick at Highclere Castle in Hampshire.
He said: “They were great. Alistair Bruce, who is the historical adviser on this, he has the bible really in terms of etiquette and how people behaved.
“Throughout the TV show he was always there for us. Any questions we had he was always there to answer.”
He added: “But there were a couple of days which he was not available, so he sent a couple of his friends, who happened to be part of the Royal household. It was amazing.
Kevin Doyle revealed the butlers were ‘terribly helpful’[/caption]
The Queen’s butlers helped the cast on set at Highclere Castle in Hampshire[/caption]
Film bosses wanted to make sure the movie was accurate[/caption]
“They were able to help us specifically with how a King and Queen are treated differently to normal members of the aristocracy. They were terribly helpful. ”
However, the two men remained tight lipped when it came to spilling the beans on the royals.
“No, they were very careful and very discreet,” the star said.
Earlier this week, stars from the movie flocked to London’s Leicester Square for the world premiere of the highly-anticipated film.
The highly anticipated movie will hit UK cinemas this Friday[/caption]
Earlier this week, cast of the film attended the premiere[/caption]