In a recently released new book, Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate & the Throne, author Christopher Andersen alleges that Prince Charles had an ‘infatuation’ with Streisand. Charles and Streisand have crossed paths a few times over the years. Their first meeting occurred back in 1974, when the future king was a 26-year-old officer docked in Los Angeles and given a chance to meet any Hollywood starlet he wanted, according to the book, and it wasn’t much of a question for the young royal.
According to Andersen, Prince Charles had seen the 1968 Streisand movie Funny Girl three times and had kept a framed photo of Streisand on his wall at Cambridge and in his private quarters in Buckingham Palace. However, when it came time to meet, Streisand reportedly seemed “nervous,” which, can you blame her? Later on, the actress joked about her first meeting with the prince, saying, “Who knows? If I’d been nicer to him, I might have been the first real Jewish princess.”