Kunal Nayyar Barely Makes It To Buckingham
Kunal Nayyar recently attended an event at Buckingham Palace. He brought along his gorgeous wife Neha Kapur, and even got to speak with the queen. However, Kunal almost didn’t even go; he thought his invitation was a ruse.
A Large Affair
Many important people from India and the UK were invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate the UK-India year of culture 2017. Kunal Nayyar is most famous for his work as Raj on The Big Bang Theory, and his wife Neha Kapur is a formal Miss India from the Miss Universe pageant circuit.
The year of culture has been put in place to honor the 70 years since India became independent from the United Kingdom.
The couple had a rare chance to speak with the Queen herself. Kunal recalled, “I did get to speak to the Queen and she said how nice it was to meet me again.” But apparently, he’s never even met the Queen. He continued, “I haven’t actually met her before so maybe she was confused or has just watched The Big Bang Theory! I just shook her hand, bowed my head and said thank you so much for inviting us.” What a funny circumstance.
What a funny circumstance.
He Almost Didn’t Go
Kunal admitted that he didn’t take his invitation seriously at first. It’s understandable; an invitation to meet the royals is such a surreal thing that it’s easy to assume it isn’t true. It’s especially hard to believe when that invitation is an email. Kunal explained, “I got an email in my personal inbox and at first I thought it was one of my friends spamming me.” He ended up responding just in case. Thank goodness- the email was real and he and Neha were in fact invited.
“I got an email in my personal inbox and at first I thought it was one of my friends spamming me.”
He ended up responding just in case. Thank goodness- the email was real and he and Neha were in fact invited.
There were many other famous Indian dignitaries at the event. The director of Ana Karenina Joe Wright was in attendance, as well as actress Ayesha Dharker.
While other American actors were attending the Oscars, Kunal put this photo on Instagram. He captioned, “While all of LA was busy taking selfies at the various Oscar parties around town. I was here, shaking hands with the Queen. Celebrating the start of India UK culture year…”
What a cool experience. We are so happy for Kunal Nayyar and his wife Neha Kapur.