Dame Helen Mirren is just as classy as you think.
Oliver Burton, who was born with Down’s syndrome and had recently been diagnosed with cancer, had a dying wish to meet Queen Elizabeth II. When that wasn’t possible, Mirren stepped in.
The actress, who is currently playing the Queen in a West End performance of The Audience, invited Burton and his family to see the show and then the 10-year-old was brought backstage to meet a still-in-character Mirren. The two drank tea together while Oliver played with the corgis featured in the show, according to the Daily Mail. “She stayed in character for the whole thing,” Oliver’s father, James Browne, told the paper. “Oliver thought she was the real queen, and well, that’s good enough for us.” READ FULL STORY