She may be a dame of the realm and famous for playing the British monarch, but Helen Mirren proved she is not above a little twerking.
Dames Maggie Smith Helen Mirren were both trophy winners at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She's won plaudits for playing the Queen, but Dame Helen Mirren's latest performance as the monarch, may not have been the Queen's English.
The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge met some of Hollywood's leading actors tonight as Buckingham Palace hosted a reception celebrating the UK's dramatic arts.
The event featured a who's who of leading film makers, entertainers and actors including director Steve McQueen and actresses Uma Thurman and Helena Bonham Carter.
The night was hosted by the Queen in her capacity as patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, also known as Rada.
The Duchess of Cambridge joined her for the evening wearing a striking red Alexander McQueen dress.
Dame Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley and Peter Capaldi are among a host of celebrities who have shared their most cherished childhood snaps to front a new drive to recruit more foster carers.
More than 8,600 foster carers are urgently needed in the UK and the campaign, led by Barnardo's, is calling on members of the public to consider becoming foster parents and help create happy childhood memories for some of the most vulnerable youngsters.
Dame Helen Mirren said the Duchess of Cambridge would be a "great mum" to her newborn son.
The actress, who won an Oscar for her lead role in 2006 film The Queen, said the birth of the Prince of Cambridge was a "lovely moment in our history".
Dame Helen Mirren has dismissed speculation that she might be the first female Doctor Who, telling Daybreak's Aled Jones "I absolutely wouldn’t contemplate that".
“I’m not going to be the first female Doctor Who, no, no, no, absolutely not, I absolutely wouldn’t contemplate that...but I do think it’s well over-time to have a female Doctor Who.
"I think a gay, black female Doctor Who would be the best of all", Dame Helen added.
Dame Helen Mirren has admitted that her language towards the drummers who disturbed her performance as the Queen in The Audience was "more Duke of Edinburgh than the Queen".
Wearing T-shirt supporting drummers, Dame Helen Mirren, has said she will be supporting drummers - just not when they play outside theatres.
Dame Helen Mirren broke character from her regal role on Saturday evening when she yelled at a group of drummers to be quiet while still dressed in her stage costume as Queen Elizabeth II.
When she was asked if she would do the same again, she replied: "Yes, if they make the same noise, I would say the same again. I was upset and very cross. I had just spent five minutes on stage trying to allow the audience to hear what I was saying, which was sort of impossible."
The Olivier Award winning actress left the Gielgud theatre in London during the interval to confront the group of performers who had stopped for a drum crescendo outside a nearby pub.