Hollywood beauty Keira Knightley was involved in a real-life diamond heist during the London King Arthur premiere on Thursday night (15JUL04).

Security bosses panicked when they realised the British beauty - who was adorned in $450,000 (GBP250,000) worth of ASPREY diamonds - was mingling in the VIP area at the capital's GUILDHALL without armed protection.

Knightley says, "I was really quite frightened, security rushed in here at midnight and took my necklace and bracelet.

"I felt like Cinderella turning into a pumpkin at the last stroke of the clock.

"But it was a relief to give them - it was terrifying having all these people crushing around me when I was wearing all that money."

18/07/2004 10:45