Buckingham Palace hosts glitzy reception

Queen Elizabeth II hosts dramatic arts reception at Buckingham Palace
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Queen Elizabeth II has hosted a reception for the dramatic arts at Buckingham Palace, following the glamorous BAFTA ceremony which honours the year’s finest screen achievements. Among the guests was actress Joan Collins.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, met Dame Helen Mirren at the event, as well as nature film-maker Sir David Attenborough.
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Dame Helen Mirren entertained attendees with a speech from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
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Queen Elizabeth II was also introduced to cast members of stage musical, My Fair Lady.
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Other famous faces to meet the Queen at the reception were (L-R), Alan Rickman, Lynda La Plante, Dame Angela Lansbury, and Steve McQueen.
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Comedian turned serious actor Lenny Henry shared a joke with the Queen.
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Rising start Luke Treadaway was also in line to meet the head of the British royal family.
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Among the entertainment on stage was a performance from My Fair Lady, including British television legend Trevor Eve, and RADA graduate Jessie Buckley.
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RADA students perform songs from Oh! What a Lovely War at the dramatic arts reception at Buckingham Palace.
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Actress Gemma Arterton meets Queen Elizabeth II.
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Sir Roger Moore, also known as 007, has been a familiar face at similar gatherings in the past.
Tue 18 Feb 2014 12:47 PM GST
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