Bradley Cooper, Girlfriend Irina Shayk Didn’t Know Which Fork to Use at Buckingham Palace!

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk didn't know which fork to use at an event at Buckingham Palace  David M. Benett/Getty Images; Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR15/WireImage

Big fork, little fork? Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend, Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk, need to brush up on their royal etiquette. The Aloha star, 40, and Shayk, 29, attended an event at Buckingham Palace on May 26, and according to a source, they were at a loss over the cutlery.

Following the dinner — which was hosted by Prince Charles in aid of The Prince of Wales' Charitable Foundation and featured a performance by Tenor Joseph Calleja and the Philharmonia Orchestra — Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex-girlfriend was overheard at London’s Chiltern Firehouse explaining that she and Cooper “didn’t know which fork to use” during the benefit.

One thing the pair are certain about, however, is their relationship.

“Irina is smart and mature. They have a great connection,” a source close to the American Sniper actor tells Us Weekly. “Bradley needs a girl who can keep up with him.”

And the Russian stunner has been keeping up with Cooper since they first stepped out together in April. After taking in the Broadway production Finding Neverland in NYC, the duo jetted off to London, where they were photographed sharing a passionate kiss in the middle of the street last month.

“They’ve known each other for awhile,” a third source previously told Us. “They have a good time together.”

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