After the real monarch of England was too busy and self-involved to fulfill 10-year-old Oliver Burton’s dream of meeting her, dame Helen Mirren, who won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a SAG for her performance as Camilla in 2006’s The Queen stepped in.
Mirren reportedly stayed in character during a sit-down with Burton, who is not expected to not live past June, sharing tea with him and introducing him to one of the Welsh Corgis from her play, The Audience. From The Sun:
The actress, 67, even KNIGHTED the excited schoolboy “Sir Oliver” during his visit, telling The Sun: “It was a pleasure and a privilege to meet such a brave young man.”
His mum Catherine, 29, and dad James, 32, said Oliver, who also has Down’s syndrome, truly thought the actress was the real royal deal.
Ex-Coldstream Guard James, now a full-time carer for his son, said of the visit: “She stayed in character for the whole thing and had a butler.
“She was really lovely.”
Oliver, from Leicester, was first diagnosed with leukaemia in 2006, aged three.
He recovered but in 2010 the cancer returned — and once again he pulled through.
Then last Christmas he was diagnosed with cancer in his spine and bone marrow — and this time intensive treatment is not possible, so he returned home with his mum, dad, and brother Ethan, six.
If that wasn’t enough to make your eyes water, check out this video of an Oklahoma tornado survivor discovering that the dog she thought she lost was very much alive.
Oh there’s more. Jesse James cut off his finger and both of Miranda Kerr’s boobs just happened to spontaneously burst out of her top. Are we being prepared for The Rapture?