In 2007, legendary British actress Dame Helen Mirren won an Academy Award for her stunningly accurate and powerful portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the movie The Queen. Naturally, many people were under the impression that Helen would definitely receive an invite to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Not so fast! The 72-year-old actress went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where Ellen herself asked if she would be attending the wedding.
Helen replied with a very quick “No.”
According to the actress, she didn’t really know the couple, so she wouldn’t expect an invite — even if she played Harry’s grandma in the critically acclaimed film and received her damehood from Prince Charles himself!
However, she quickly followed up with an anecdote to detail that even though she wouldn’t be getting an invitation to the royal wedding, she still had a hilarious experience with a member of the royal family.
“I was at an awards thing or something, and [Prince] William was presenting, and he knew that I was in the room, and he said, ‘I’ve got to be really, really good because my granny is in the house!'” she said, laughing.
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