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“Be Quiet!” – actress Miriam Margolyes reveals the time she was told off by The Queen for being too loud

The Queen once gave actress Miriam Margolyes a telling off after she interrupted one of her conversations.

Recalling the story to ITV’s This Morning earlier this year, Miriam said that Her Majesty told the Harry Potter star to “be quiet” for being too loud during their meeting at Buckingham Palace.

Speaking to Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Miriam said: “I was invited to the palace as part of British Book Week.

“When The Queen came over to me and she asked me what I did in a very nice way, I said like a twat that I am the best reader of stories in the whole world.

Presenters Philip and Holly immediately apologised for Miriam’s bad language on early morning television, with the actress continuing with her story without hesitation.

“The Queen [rolled her eyes]. And she immediately left me and went to the next person and asked, ‘what do you do?’

“He said, ‘I teach dyslexic children to read and we’ve noticed, if you put the letters in different colours print the pages are printed in different colours, it helps the children to read and absorb the information more easily’.

“I stood next to him and said, ‘really, how fascinating, I didn’t know that’.

The Queen turned to me and said, ‘be quiet’.

“She had every right to do but it was bit discombobulating.”