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Fri Dec 6, 2013, 01:34 PM

Helen Mirren Has Tea with Dying Boy After Actual Queen Says No



Oliver Burton's dying wish was to visit Buckingham Palace and have afternoon tea with the Queen.

Unfortunately, Her Royal Highness was unable to fit the 10-year-old into her busy schedule of waving at crowds from afar so understudy Dame Helen Mirren stepped in to take her place.

Oliver, who has Down's syndrome, has been battling various forms of cancer almost his entire life, and was recently diagnosed with terminal spine and bone marrow cancer.

But last week, for a brief wondrous afternoon, his troubles took a backseat to a meeting with the One True Queen.


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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 01:42 PM

1. Wow!

She's stunningly beautiful, inside and out. I hope she made the young man happy.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 02:33 PM

2. Another teary thread...inspiring.

 

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 03:18 PM

3. The Queen is elderly and not in good health so I understand that she might not be available.


But given the two in their prime I would have preferred to have Mirren visit anyway.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 27, 2013, 11:10 PM

5. Lizzie the Hun has never been my favorite person. And recently she was caught trying to

get $ for herself from a fund dedicated to the destitute of her country. Par for the course with her.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 12:52 PM

4. So beautlful!!! And how noble and truly majestic of Helen Mirren to provide that "moment of joy"...

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... to a young boy with far too much pain in his young life. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming.
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