Duchess of Cornwall meets 'Night Manager' Tom Hiddleston - and reveals Royal family were 'gripped' by series

Actor Tom Hiddleston and Camilla Parker-Bowles shared a joke Credit: PA

British actor Tom Hiddleston apologsied to the Duchess of Cornwall for leaving her without more of her favourite new show - as she revealed the Royal family was "gripped" by The Night Manager.

The TV mini-series, based on a novel by John le Carré, finished at the end of March.

Camilla Parker-Bowles met the Hollywood star at BBC Radio 2 headquarters during a visit to help judge the 500 Words children's creative writing competition.

The royal is an honorary judge for the contest, which is open for youngsters aged five to 13. She was joined by children's authors Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Francesca Simon, and screenwriter Charlie Higson; as well as radio DJ Chris Evans, who chairs the judging panel.

Greeting Hiddleston, who was a guest on Evans' morning show, she joked: "Hello, Night Manager, how are you?"

"Sunday nights aren't the same without you," she told him, to which he said he "apologised unreservedly".

She also voiced surprise when he revealed he had never seen the show all the way through as he had been filming out of the country when it aired.

"That's a bit sad," she said.

The Duchess also met Sophie Turner, who plays Game of Thrones' Stansa Stark

The Duchess also met Sophie Turner, who plays Stansa Stark in Game of Thrones.

The room erupted in laughter when Turner was left red in the face after Camilla told her: "Spotted you on the box as well", and Turner replied that she was "glad" the royal enjoyed the show.

"Oh, well, you never said that you liked it," she added quickly.

The Duchess of Cornwall (centre) with (left to right) Sophie Turner, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans and Helen George Credit: PA

Evans welcomed the Duchess' involvement in the contest.

The winners - chosen from a massive 123,436 entries - will be announced during a live broadcast of his show from Shakespeare's Globe later this month.