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Helen Mirren says meeting Britain's Queen Elizabeth was a 'lesson in embarrassment'

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Actress Dame Helen Mirren wore a flowing gown for her turn on the catwalk (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Actress Dame Helen Mirren wore a flowing gown for her turn on the catwalk (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Dame Helen Mirren will tell a story in London (Matt Crossick/PA)

Dame Helen Mirren will tell a story in London (Matt Crossick/PA)

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Actress Dame Helen Mirren wore a flowing gown for her turn on the catwalk (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Dame Helen Mirren was given a "lesson in embarrassment" during a meeting with Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

The 74-year-old actress - who starred as the British monarch in 2006's 'The Queen' - has admitted she completely forgot to follow royal protocol when she was invited to have tea with the Queen.

She recalled: "She invited me for tea. I thought it was going to be in a room with 200 other people, which it often is. I've met her once before and it was in a room with 200 other people.


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