What an incredible honour! Helena is to be awarded a CBE Award from the Queen, in the New Year! This award is one step down from her being known as Dame Helena Bonham Carter! Thanks to Reuters we have the following article:
After playing the mother of Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech, actress Helena Bonham Carter will take part in a real-life royal performance when she receives an honour from the monarch herself.
The actress is among close to 1,000 people from all walks of life whose achievements are recognised in the annual New Year’s Honours List.
A rung down from a Dame with her CBE award (Commander of the British Empire), Bonham Carter received one of her two Oscar nominations for portraying Queen Elizabeth’s mother in Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech.
She will experience true royal pomp when she receives her award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace next year, but she is no stranger to nobility, coming from an aristocratic family. Her great-grandfather, the Earl of Oxford and Asquith, served as prime minister under Elizabeth’s grandfather, King George V.
The official list will be published tomorrow, 31st December.