Prince William once turned down Helena Bonham Carter's request to be her daughter Nell's godfather.

Anytime I hear that last word ... there starts that music in my head.

The 47-year-old actress, who stars in many of her husband Tim Burton's films, made the request while vacationing in Mustique years ago.

"I got very drunk at one point, and I was determined to asked him to be a godfather to my daughter," Carter told People Magazine at a charity dinner this week.

"He quite wisely said no," she added.

That's not wise at all. That's one fun ... weird ... family.

Prince William was visiting the Caribbean island with his then-girlfriend Kate Middleton. Despite the prince's refusal, Carter has no hard feelings.

"I admire him," Carter said. "He has got the same grace as both his parents."

Prince William was present at the charity dinner, an event to benefit the Royal Marsden cancer hospital where he serves as president.

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