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Queen an ‘extraordinary’ woman, says Joanna Lumley

Dame Joanna Lumley spoke of her admiration for the Queen, saying “she was never called during the holidays” and “never complained” during her 70-year reign.

peaking on the Table Manners podcast, Dame Joanna, 75, described the Queen as an “extraordinary woman” and said Britain should continue to remain a monarchy until it becomes one. Republic.

She said: “I love the Queen. I think this country is a monarchy and until it isn’t, if you know what I mean.

“So what we have to do is make it work and if it doesn’t work we will become a republic, but we are not a republic yet, so only whining and cursing, and in between. among them was this extraordinary woman who knew she was going to be Queen when she was 10 years old and it stuck with her and it’s still her mission and her faith and what she she believed, and now she is 95 years old making boxes every day. That’s incredible. ”

Dame Joanna has previously been vocal about her support of the royal family and has developed a friendly relationship with some of its members, including the Prince of Wales.

She recently published a book about the Queen, titled A Queen For All Seasons, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Dame Joanna told mother-daughter podcast duo Jessie and Lennie Ware: “The point is she never stops what she has to do. She never calls during the holidays, the number of times she has to go out is when she is really too sick to go out.

“Most of the time, she just disappeared, never complained and never talked about it. Even if people write evil things about her, it is impossible to rewrite, not to say anything.”

The Amazingly Wonderful actress was awarded an OBE in 1995 and recently received a DBE in the 2022 New Year Honors for her services to drama, entertainment, and charitable causes.

Talking about her childhood, she said: “Honestly, I’m so excited, I can’t tell you. It was the most unexpected thing in the world.

“I am the proud owner of OBE, which we call Obi-Wan Kenobi, but I had an OBE and I thought ‘this is just magic, nothing can get better than this’ and OBEs don’t usually lead The first, a CBE, is a step up from there, often leading to becoming a dame. “

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Dame Joanna has become familiar with members of the royal family throughout her career (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)

She added: “So when this letter arrived on December 4, so it was quite late, my husband wasn’t there because he was in Birmingham and I opened this letter looking a bit formal and I thought ‘oh my god this letter is going to be something else I paid for, another ticket or something’ and anyway it says your name has been put on a DBE and I’m on cry. Jessie, I burst into tears because it was such a huge shock.

“You get a letter from the honor committee… they say it’s for drama, entertainment and charity, so it’s the kindest little trio. I would never take it for charity because I thought if you do good things, would you like to honor it or not, you know what I mean? And my OBE was given to me for drama services or entertainment or whatever. “

Dame Joanna has also previously expressed her disapproval of Netflix’s hit show The Crown and its fictional plots about the British monarchy.

“I didn’t watch it because I knew them,” she said. I know the royal family. I know them, and it sucks to see people, with things made up as if they say it when they don’t actually say it because it’s made.

“It was written by a screenwriter and people were imagining how things were going, which is not what happened because we knew it was made up. That doesn’t seem fair.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/queen-an-extraordinary-woman-says-joanna-lumley-41457432.html Queen an ‘extraordinary’ woman, says Joanna Lumley

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