Lewis Hamilton Is Told Princess Diana Sea Mammal Joke in Bizarre Interview

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton was told a joke about Princess Diana during a

bizarre interview filmed at Kensington Palace, which also saw the star asked

who his favorite member of the royal family was.

Hamilton, who is currently midway through the Formula 1 racing season,

participated in an interview which took an unexpected twist in the memorial garden

to Princess Diana at Kensington Palace in London this month.

Opening the interview, Hamilton was asked by broadcaster Steve Jones for Britain's

Channel 4 network: "Who's your favorite royal? Mine's Kate. She seems very classy."

At this Hamilton seemed slightly taken aback and responded that "Diana has always been my favorite royal."