Royal Family latest news – Queen asked about Gladiator star’s muscles as Prince Andrew a ‘threat to monarchy’


GLADIATOR star Rhino has revealed the cheeky question the Queen asked him after he curtsied to her at a royal reception.

The humble bodybuilder turned Hollywood film star Mark Smith regularly rubs shoulders with A-listers – but his meeting with Her Majesty remains one of his most treasured memories.

After respectfully bowing to the Queen, the then 28-year-old Mark told how she admired his bulging muscles during their brief encounter.

“I curtsied and she said, ‘hello, how long have you been working on your muscles?’ he told the Mirror.

“I said since the age of 16. She asked if I enjoyed it and I said very much so. She said, ‘You look very well’.”

The news comes as Prince Andrew’s siblings decided nine months ago there was “no way back” for the scandal-hit royal, we can reveal.

Charles, Anne and Edward held a summit in January where they ruled the Duke of York should never return to public life.

It has also been reported that Prince William sees his uncle as a threat to the monarchy’s future.

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