Helen Mirren steps in for Queen to help grant dying boy's wish

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Helen Mirren plays the Queen for Oliver Burton

Helen Mirren helped grant Oliver Burton's wish. (photo courtesy OLLIE X One Little Life Inspires Everyone) (KGO Photo)

Actress Helen Mirren helped grant the dying wish of a British boy who wanted more than anything to visit Buckingham Palace and have tea with the queen.

Queen Elizabeth was booked, so Mirren revised her role as Queen in the play "The Audience."

Photos posted on the OLLIE X One Little Life Inspires Everyone Facebook page show Mirren and Oliver Burton having tea. The actress even knighted the 10-year-old.

Oliver has Down syndrome and was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

His parents say Oliver believes he met the real Queen and it was a magical day for him.

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