Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan suffered a somewhat embarrassing royal mix-up.

The action movie star as well as Prince William and Prince Harry attended an evening reception for the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference on Wednesday in London. You would never know judging by the 59-year-old's expression and the 31-year-old's big grin in this photograph that Chan accidentally confused the brothers.

Chan revealed to The Times that he congratulated Kate Middleton's husband on his recent South Pole trek with wounded veterans.

"Prince William said, 'No, that was my brother,' and I said, 'I'm sorry.' But they look almost same, huh?" Chan told the U.K newspaper.


Prince William and Prince Harry were joined by their father, Prince Charles, who gave a speech asking the group to "take urgent action to put a stop to this trade, which has become a grave threat not only to the wildlife and the people who protect them, but also to the security of so many nations."

The Prince of Wales continued: "To be frank, it saddens me deeply that I have found myself having to play a part in helping to bring together this very important gathering."

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