Last month, Camila Cabello went to Kensington Palace for BBC Radio 1’s Teen Heroes Award celebration, where she met Prince William and Kate Middleton. And while the singer was there, she admits she got up to a little mischief.
In an interview on Breakfast with Greg James, she revealed the radio host presented her with a certain dare while they were at the festivities: to steal a Kensington Palace pencil. And it wasn’t just a dare, but a triple doggy dare. “You can’t not do a triple doggy dare. If there’s anything I’ve learned in my life, it’s that. So I did it,” she said.
After a nail biting escape, where she hid the pencil in her mother’s purse (savage), the royal writing tool remains in her custody. “I am sorry William and I am sorry Kate!” Cabello added.
Celebrities, in fact, often like to go rogue in palaces: Judi Dench and Ian McKellan, for example, once sat on a throne in Buckingham Palace. But that’s not where this story ends! Because Kensington Palace saw the above tweet, and replied to it.
And their response of choice was with words, but emojis: the “looking eyes” emoji to be precise.
It was a humorous response from an account that, on most days, tweets with formality. But when petty celebrity theft is involved, a professional, polite tone simply won’t do.
And if you ever get a handwritten letter or note from Camila Cabello, just know that it may have been written with the poshest of pencils.
Originally Appeared on Vogue