The Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and Prince Michael of Kent for a reception in honour of the Queen’s 60 years as patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, held at Buckingham Palace. Among those on the guest list were international stars such as Uma Thurman, Joely Richardson, Joan Collins, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Roger Moore, John Hurt, Ralph Fiennes, Timothy Spall, Alan Bennett, Edward Fox, and Michael Sheen. Amongst many others, the royals were treated to a performance by Dame Helen Mirren, who recited Prospero’s Our Revels Now Are Ended speech from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Later, Inside the White Drawing Room, the Queen greeted a line-up of stars, including Alan Rickman, Sir David Attenborough (representing his brother Richard who was too ill to attend), British film director Steve McQueen and comedian Lenny Henry, who made a joke about Helen Mirren’s film performance as the Queen. Pointing to the 87-year-old monarch and joking with McQueen, he said “This is Helen Mirren. She’s brilliant.” Later, Kate and Helen joked about an incident the previous night where William had jokingly called her “Granny.” Helen said of Catherine: “How delightful she was. Very sweet.” And about the Queen, she said: “I am genuinely always attracted by her aura, her twinkle.“ Actress Ms Horrocks asked the Queen about the honorary BAFTA she was given in April last year and the monarch replied that she saw it all the time. "I keep it on the TV,” she said.
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WE DID IT! hahah And we shall be giving you all our explanations for the featured chapter fic “By and Down” by @thenameismaynard ;) So be sure to keep an eye out for that! We will continue to do so from now on; we received amazing feedback from everyone and found that you guys really enjoyed hearing exactly how we pick each song so thank you so much for taking the time out to read our ooober long explanations LOL xx
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