'The Crown' Star Claire Foy on Meeting the Queen of England: 'She Touched My Hand'

The star of Netflix's The Crown said she briefly met Queen Elizabeth II on Valentines Day: 'She touched my hand and I touched hers'

Claire Foy plays the Queen of England in Netflix’s The Crown, and she actually got to meet the real Queen Elizabeth II, albeit for a brief moment of time.

Foy, 32, described meeting monarch during PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly‘s red carpet show.

“It was very brief,” she said. “She touched my hand and I touched hers.”

The British actress is nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, including for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series and outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series for The Crown.

Foy won the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama series earlier this month.

“I’m having an out-of-body experience,” she said accepting the Golden Globe. “When you play a real-life person, it’s tricky and you rely very much on the people around you. A big shout out to John Lithgow and Matt Smith.”

Foy thanked the Queen when she won, saying, “She’s been at the center of the world. I think the world could do with a few more women at the center of it.”

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