Miriam Margolyes addresses accepting her OBE: 'It goes against everything I believe in!'

“Undeterred, I spoke again, ‘I’m so sorry, Your Majesty, I got carried away with excitement.'”

But things only seemed to get worse from there on out for poor Miriam; realising she had stepped into political territory, the BAFTA-winning actress believed it had become all top much for Her Majesty.

“Alarm crossed her face and she moved away, anxious to put some distance between herself and this clearly crazed woman,” she winced.

“Clutching the handbag even more closely and murmuring, ‘Yes, yes’ to herself, she disappeared into the throng.”

Adapted from This Much Is True, by Miriam Margolyes, published by John Murray on September 16. The book is available to pre-order from Amazon for £10 (RRP £20).

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