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Helena Bonham Carter Made CBE by Queen—but Did Her Daughter Interrupt the Ceremony?

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Queen Mum, meet the queen? Well, that was probably a bit surreal.

She may have played Queen Elizabeth II's mother in The King's Speech, but earlier today it was Helena Bonham Carter who was giddy as a child as she was made a CBE—that is, Commander of the British Empire—by the monarch.

But it didn't all go quite as smoothly as she would have liked...

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Accompanied by partner Tim Burton, and their son Billy, 8, and daughter Nell, 4, Carter donned a red tartan dress and miniature top hat for the regal occasion, held at Buckingham Palace.

On her way out of the ceremony, the 45-year-old told the press that it had been a "very very special day," and was quickly asked about one of her more random (even for her) accessories: a pink cell phone with bunny ears.

When asked by the media if it had gone off, she replied, "No, but the 4-year-old did."

Cheeky bugger. Congrats!

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