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Prince asked Gervais to sign beer mat for queen

Comic Ricky Gervais was asked to sign a beer mat for the queen of England -- by her grandson Prince Harry, the entertainer has revealed. The request was made by the prince when he joined the performer for an after-show drink following a stand-up gig earlier this month.

The request was made by the prince when he joined the performer for an after-show drink following a stand-up gig earlier this month.

Writing on his website's blog, Gervais said: "On the day of the gig Harry wound me up by sending me a text saying that he was bringing his gran.

"I was obviously a bit panicked. She would definitely not have enjoyed the show.

"At the after-show he got me to sign a beer mat for her. 'To Liz II, Cheers! Ricky Gervais'.

"I will be checking eBay all week in case she is making money off me. I can't help but think that her signing a beer mat to me would be worth slightly more."

Harry, who turned 26 yesterday, also tried to persuade Gervais -- the man behind worldwide TV hits The Office and Extras -- to entertain British troops in Afghanistan.

"Harry was trying to persuade me to come to Afghanistan to perform to the troops. I said I was too scared. He said I could do Basra which was the safest place. Yeh, the safest place out of all the other places in a war zone," wrote the comic.

He added that he would think about it, but stated: "I take risks with my comedy, not my vital organs."


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