Meeting of two queens! Queen Letizia of Spain presents an award to Dame Judi Dench

Queen Letizia of Spain presents an award to Judi Dench

JAIME REINA / AFP via Getty Dame Judi Dench and Queen Letizia of Spain

Queen Letizia of Spain I just met a royal on stage and screen.

Introduced the wife of King Philip Dame Judi Dench with the Masters of Cinema awards at the closing ceremony of the Atlàntida Mallorca Film Festival in Palma de Mallorca on Sunday. Although both women wear face masks, their smiles were evident as they shared the stage and chatted.

Queen Letizia, 48, opted for a sleeveless navy blue dress paired with gold heels and hoops for the occasion, while the British actress, who has won numerous acting awards, including an Oscar, a Tony and four BAFTA awards television, she wore a cream. set to accept his last honor.

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Judi Dench and the Queen

Juan Naharro Gimenez / WireImage Dame Judi Dench and Queen Letizia of Spain

In addition to being appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and fulfilling the Queen Elizabeth (as good as other members of the British royal family!) on various occasions, Dench has also played royalty on various occasions.

Dench, 86, played Queen Victoria in the 1997s. Mr Brown, before replaying the same monarch in 2017 Victoria and Abdel. Also in the 1990s, Dench won an Oscar for his portrayal of the great-great-grandmother and namesake of the current queen, Elizabeth I, in Shakespeare in love – despite the appearance on the screen for only eight minutes.

Queen Elizabeth II and Judi Dench

POOL Tim Graham / Getty Picture Library Dame Judi Dench and Queen Elizabeth

Dench even caused damage to Buckingham Palace. Sir Ian McKellen confessed during a 2018 appearance on The Graham Norton Show that he and Dench were sitting on the queen’s throne at a dinner party.

“We walked through the room, there was no one else there, and I said, ‘I think it’s the throne room,’” she explained, recalling that it was there that he was knighted in 1991 and that Dench was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the Empire. British in 1988.

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When McKellen and Dench realized that the monarch’s famous seat was nowhere in sight, they decided to explore.

“We kept dancing around the corner, and we ended up behind the group, and behind that kind of partition were the thrones… so we sat on them,” the star revealed.

Then he joked: “Bring out the worst in you, Buckingham Palace.”