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William hints at Blackadder cameo as he knights star

The Duke of Cambridge confided in the newly-knighted Sir Tony Robinson that he would be prepared to appear in Blackadder if there is a new series.

Sir Tony Robinson is knighted by the Duke of Cambridge during an investiture ceremony. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Sir Tony, who played the downtrodden dogsbody Baldrick in the show, told reporters: "He said that he was a big fan of Blackadder and was there going to be another series? I said we have always talked about it.

"I said to him 'Would you be prepared to be in it?' He said 'Yes' like a shot".

Sir Tony Robinson holds his medal after being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Sir Tony, who was knighted for public and political service, said he experienced a "Baldrick" moment during the investiture ceremony, forgetting to bow to Prince William at the outset and then "going the wrong way" after he had been knighted.