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Helen Mirren Fulfills Boy’s Dying Wish to Meet the Queen

Oliver Burton has battled cancer for most of his life, but recently the 10-year-old, who also has Down syndrome, was given a terminal prognosis. When royal officials informed his family that Queen Elizabeth II would not be able to fulfill his wish by meeting with him, actress Helen Mirren decided to reprise her famous role. The Academy Award winning star of the 2006 film The Queen invited Oliver and his family to a play (in which she also portrays the queen), then took them backstage for tea and a special knighting ceremony for young Oliver. Mirren stayed in character the entire time …

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