Queen Helen Mirren Makes Dying Child’s Wish Come True

Helen Mirren make a wishAfter 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.  Continue reading “Queen Helen Mirren Makes Dying Child’s Wish Come True”