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Helen Mirren to ‘stand-in’ for Queen on official engagements

Well known actress Helen Mirren is set to reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II...

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ovie Farm has learned that Her Majesty the Queen has agreed to allow acting legend Helen Mirren to stand in for her in some overseas official engagements.

The actress, who famously played our beloved monarch in box office smash The Queen, has recently been reported to be reprising the role when hit play ‘The Audience’ heads to Broadway, New York. However it seems that the crown won’t be left in the dressing room as Dame Mirren has been asked to help out with a few official engagements in the former colonies.

Palace spokeswoman, April Foley, says: “HRH was a little apprehensive at first but after she realised that most people state-side think that Helen Mirren is the Queen anyway, she was really up for it.”

Speaking about the engagements the Hollywood legend might be asked to attend, April added: “Well we’ve heard that Mr Obama is always asking for Ma’am to come over for dinner so this would help ease off that pressure a bit, and if any new shops in Bel Air want someone special to open them then maybe Helen could help out with that too, just so long as she picks me up some new Manolos.”

When asked if Helen would have any official powers, like handing out Knighthoods and such, the Palace refused to comment.

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  • Hey Sam! I can't attach a feature picture to this post, is it something to do with my permission access on the new system? Best, Tom
  • Hey Sam, it's the new system, I'm just trying it out for my latest podcast episode with Greg Lucey and I'm trying to attach a picture - it uploads the picture and then says I don't have permission to attach it :(
  • Hi Tom, I'll look into this today. I think I already know what the issue is. It's because the media being uploaded is not associating itself to a post ID. Thank you for being my test dummy. At least this creation dialogue is working!!!
  • Hey Sam, I've tried again just now still the same issues I'm afraid :( I'd also look at the text editor I'm not sure if the texted/front is properly formatting at the moment (there's big gapes in the spacing, front size). If you want to jump around inside my draft and see what's what please do! I think I am going to use the legacy editor to upload today, but we can work  on testing and refining the new editor together :) Best, Tom

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