I guess when you’re one of the most renowned comedians on stage and on television, you're excused to act funny even when meeting royalty!
This photo was taken at the backstage of the Royal Variety Show, an annual event attended by members of the British Royal family, in 1984. According to this list, Rowan Atkinson wasn’t one of the performers that year; however, he appeared on it in 1980 and again in 1990!
On a side note, doesn’t this photo remind you of this “Mr. Bean” sketch?
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