Eamonn Holmes jokes he’s nearly arrested every time he meets Duchess of Cornwall

Naughty, Eamonn!

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This Morning had a rather regal theme on Thursday as Eamonn and Ruth welcomed former host Fern Britton back to the sofa.

Fern was on the show to chat about her New Year’s Eve programme, Right Royal Quiz, which, of course, led to everyone reminiscing about their own brushes with royalty.

And for Eamonn, it seems like his are rather eventful!

Eamonn told Ruth and Fern he was a particular fan of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – and isn’t afraid to get up close.

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“When I see Camilla I always give her a big hug and say she’s my favourite royal,” he said, before quipping: “And I nearly get arrested every time I do it!”

Eamonn added: “She’s great, she’s right up for it. She’s normal.”

We wish we could see that!

Fern, meanwhile, said there was one encounter with the Queen that always sticks in her mind.

She recalled meeting the Queen at a reception where Her Majesty had been holding a glass of iced liquid.

“As she came to shake my hand, she put her glass in her other hand and gave me a wet glove as the glass had so much condensation!” laughed Fern.

The trio were then joined by royal superfan Anita, who has more than 7,000 pieces of royal memorabilia.

She was there to try out some of Fern’s questions from Right Royal Quiz, in order to win herself even more regal treats.

Anita had to answer five questions correctly in order to take home goodies including official Buckingham Palace oven gloves, champagne, a tumbler and 30 postcards of the Queen.

And she did it!

Anita successfully answered questions including the date of the Queen’s coronation – June 2, 1953 – and who the second wife of Henry VIII was: Anne Boleyn.

She also correctly named Suits as the TV show which made Meghan Markle famous, knew that Prince Harry’s real name is Henry, and correctly answered that the Queen has eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Go Anita!

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Meanwhile, fans were thrilled to see former This Morning host Fern back on the sofa.

Fern’s Right Royal quiz airs New Year’s Eve at 3.30pm on ITV.

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