Gar Travis forwarded this article about actress Helena Bonham Carter receiving a Commander of the British Empire medal from Queen Elizabeth II. Thanks - neat story.
Anyone who's seen the film will understand the odd juxtaposition of people and players.
For both women it was a meeting that could have provoked the strangest feeling of deja vu.
There on the dais was the Queen. And in front of her, her own mother - or rather, Helena Bonham Carter, who played the Queen Mother in the hit film The King's Speech.
The 45-year-old, who won the best actress Bafta for her role opposite Colin Firth who played the Queen's father George VI, was at Buckingham Palace yesterday to collect her CBE.
It is understood that the Queen has seen the film, about the king's battle to overcome his speech impediment, and enjoyed the actress's portrayal of her late mother.
Miss Bonham Carter was accompanied to the Palace by her equally wild-haired partner, American film director Tim Burton, their children Billy Ray, eight, and four-year-old Nell, and her mother Elena.
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'Very, very special': Helena picks up a CBE from her 'daughter'
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