SAG AWARDS 2017: The Crown Star Claire Foy on Meeting the Queen of England: ‘She Touched My Hand’

Claire Foy plays the Queen of England in Netflix’s The Crown, and she actually got to meet the real Queen Elizabeth II, albeit for a brief moment of time.

Foy, 32, described meeting monarch during PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly‘s red carpet show.

“It was very brief,” she said. “She touched my hand and I touched hers.”

PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly are hosting the official live pre-show for the SAG Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29, in partnership with TNT and sponsored by

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